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"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
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Koke'e Road, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s hard to describe just how beautiful the Waimea Canyon is in person. We looked at it from several scenic overlook points, but hiking into it on the canyon trail was the best way to see it. The trail is potentially dangerous, so definitely NOT...More

Thank Pioneer20314370985
Reviewed 2 days ago

My son, once again, wanted me to see the view from this hike's lookout point. It was 3.2 miles each way and it was not the easiest hike I've done. We were told by Hawaiians to get there before noon to be able to get...More

Thank EllesseB
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a long trail, not for the faint of heart, but it is worth it. I would recommend starting in the morning, so you have plenty of daylight. I'm 56 and it took us 1-1/2 hours down to the point, then 2 hours back...More

Thank Gstrehlow
Reviewed 3 days ago

It really doesn't need to reference other canyons. It is beautiful in its own right. The drive up is interesting in itself and worth stopping along the way. Well worth building into your plans.

Thank Gonefishingx
Reviewed 3 days ago

I go to the park and view the canyon every time we are in Kauai. The drive there is interesting, could have a few easier signs, but the hunt is worth the end views. Don’t be afraid to stop at some of the viewing areas...More

Thank victorw578
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Simply gorgeous. Awesome stops on both sides of the road up. Our family of 5 loved the view and the photo ops!

Thank linksnw71
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We drove up to the overlook. Easy drive to a parking lot with a short sidewalk hike to the overlook. A real treat. Don't miss it.

Thank Howdyduty124321
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is an app that you can choose one of the areas on the island; the Waimea Canyon trip is GPS controlled and stops when you do. It will tell you to take side trips if you want and describes history and tradition. The ride...More

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Reviewed 3 days ago

Many viewpoints around the canyon, and hiking trails in many areas, including a muddy and challenging hike starting at the end of the highway (Pihea Trail and Viewpoint and Alaka'i Swamp trail). Every vista of this canyon is magnificent

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 3 days ago

But still beautiful in its own right as well as scenic and unique. I think the worst part of visiting the Waimee Canyon was the drive from Princeville. It took 2 1/2 hours by car to get there and that was one way. If you're...More

Thank cazcindy
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Victor C
27 July 2018|
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Response from L B | Reviewed this property |
You could see a waterfall from 2 or 3 of the lookout points that you stop at. We didn't do any hiking, but you get quite a view from the lookout points. Be sure to drive all the way to the last lookout point. it gets... More
9 June 2018|
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Response from Ben B | Reviewed this property |
Never heard of Alex but the Canyon is easy to get to and I've never need a guide to get to any point in Kuaui. I'll take that back. A map is handy. Enjoy the island it a beautiful place. I've been there four times now and... More
La Familia N
17 May 2018|
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Response from celestewest10s | Reviewed this property |
On the way to Waimea in Poipu is the Poipu Shopping Center and you will find breakfast at Anuenue, open from 0630-1230, as well as Little Fish Coffee on Poipu Road has great coffee and breakfast items. They also make... More