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Koke'e State Park

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Address: Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 8083359975
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A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of...

A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.

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$113*
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Small-Group Kauai Tour Including Waimea Canyon, Poipu and Koloa

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Impressive vista's in the park.

So amazing how you can go from Waimea canyon which was basically dry and somewhat barren and then just a couple miles away turns into a lush tropical forest. This park is so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So amazing how you can go from Waimea canyon which was basically dry and somewhat barren and then just a couple miles away turns into a lush tropical forest. This park is so amazing. Be sure to go up the road all the way to the end and see all the vista points. They are breathtaking. In my opinion, the... More 

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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you go to the end of the road from Waimea canyon!! This is a really really neat place! The overlook when it's not cloudy is astonishingly beautiful! Other views of the area are great too! There are some birds to enjoy, as well as beautiful flowers. There's also a nice little visitor center to take a look at... More 

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Orange Park, Florida
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57 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Be sure to continue on to this park if you are driving up Waimea Canyon. The lookout at the top is Wai'ale'ale and has breathtaking views.

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Thank Marge W
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We actually went late in the day, contrary to advice, and saw great vistas from the overlooks. There weren't too many people, either.

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Thank wingboyOR
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I loved everything about our visit here. We camped on their campground. They were flat, clean and each site had a grill. The showers were dirty and only cold water. The park was GORGEOUS and the campground and lodge are close to so many of the trailheads and lookouts. Definitely recommended spending alot of your visit here. SO much to... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Don't stop driving at Waimea Canyon! Drive to the end of the road. There are 2 spectacular lookouts, the Kalalau Lookout and the Pu'u o Kila Lookout. They are a must see! The time of day, lighting, clouds make for an ever-changing view, that is surreal! There is lots of hiking in this park.

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Koloa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Koke'e State Park on Kauai offers wonderful hiking trails and spectacular views. On a tropical island you wouldn't expect to find redwood trees. From an elevation of nearly 4000 feet above sea level the landscape and flora and fauna make dramatic changes. There is a hike called "The Water Tank Trail" that will walk you through a large forest of... More 

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Minnesota
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

For the less adventurous, the road takes you to several overlooks over the Napali coast. For the more adventurous, several hikes take you to amazing vistas. We did the Awa'awapuhi Trail hike, which was spectacular. It has its own TripAdvisor page - check it out! Note that you may not see much on a cloudy day as the clouds seem... More 

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Thank UncleCharlie
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

While visiting Waimea Canyon, be sure to continue driving to the end of the road to see this breathtaking view. You can also see this while taking a cruise to the Na Pali Coast but this valley is so lovely that you want to see it from both points of view. There is a small picnic area and decent size... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This trail brings you to the most amazing views ever! its 3.1 mile long one way downhill...so remember you have to go back up. its hard, it took me 2;26 to complete it calculating also that i stayed at the end resting and taking picture for a while. I'm a fast hikers, bring water for sunny days because there are... More 

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