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Koke'e State Park

Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Kekaha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: State Parks
Activities: Hiking, Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Description: A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.
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Chinky in Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It was raining when we drove to Koke'e State Park from Waimea Canyon. The little museum is nicely laid out and worth browsing. The Koke'e lodge Inn restaurant and gift shop offers average foods although I liked their warm, moist cornbread. Wild chickens abound on their grounds and they get fed by the restaurant staff. It will be nice to... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The road starts with Waimea Canyons and then you enter kokee state park. You got to see it to believe it. The road takes you all the way to the lookouts. There are lot of hiking trails too. Simply beautiful.

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Orange, California, United States
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133 reviews 133 reviews
93 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

There are so many places to hike in Koke'e State Park, you could spend your entire vacation there and not have time to do all of the trails - there are outstanding views and interesting things to see on every trail, each adventure somewhat unique from the others. There are somewhat easily reached places where you can see the amazing... More

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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is worth the extra time to drive all the way to the Kalalau Lookout and the Puu o Kila Lookout. Don't stop at Waimea Canyon State Park. We also stopped at the museum area where there is a large stretch of lawn with picnic tables to eat our own picnic lunch. This park is different from the views in... More

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San Diego, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The beautiful thing about this park is that you can have an adventurous time staying in your vehicle or venturing out for different hikes! I highly recommend planning a whole day here. In the morning we drove all the way up to the Pu'u o Kila Lookout where the road ends and started our journey hiking the Pihea Trail which... More

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Princeton
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95 reviews 95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Yes, the drive may seem endless, but what a treat once you arrive! Visit the first day you have a cloudless - or near cloudless sky. Breathtakingly beautiful views from the lookouts. You'll pass Waimea Canyon on your way in - be sure to stop there as well. Bring your lunch (pick up a sandwich at one of the many... More

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The park includes the Kalalau Lookout and Puu o Kila Lookout along with a place to eat and a museum. The lookouts are worth going to and I would encourage everyone to take the extra time (especially if the weather is good) and drive all the way to the end!

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Fairport, New York
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38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We spent a whole day up here. It started with a nice drive up the canyon, with photo stops. When we got to the Kalalau lookouts, we did a short hike on the Pihea Trail. We couldn't get enough photos of the valley. It is just spectacular. We are so lucky we got a perfect day up there, clear and... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This 8 mile (m) return trek is presently the most popular serious trek in the koke/Wimea State Parks, (the Nu'alolo Cliff link trail presently being closed). Describing it first - the 1st 1/4mile (m) of the Pihea length is VERY slippery down hill; the 2nd 1/4m VERY slippery uphill, (uphill easier); then a short length of board walk, followed by... More

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Surrey, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

My wife and I did some great hikes in this park and I will try to break them down for you. Pihea Trail-7 1/2 mile return-moderate grades. Found this trail has such stunning views that it takes an hour to go 10 minutes because you are stopping to take so many pictures. This is a great trail that traverses the... More

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