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Koke'e State Park

Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
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Ranked #2 of 9 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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Houston, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

After you visit Waimea Canyon, continue up the road and enter Koke'e State Park. There is a small museum and nice meadow area to picnic in. After you visit the museum, continue up the road to the Kalalua Valley Overlook - beautiul views! (Mile Marker 18) Then continue on up to the end of the road to the final and... More

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Sterling, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great vistas on August 5 with no low clouds or fog! We didn't know there were miles of hiking from the last vista, so we only went a mile in. Heard the swamp was neat, walked on the planks for awhile, but didn't see anything wet. Good museum with neat display on hurricane Iniki from 22years ago.

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Carmel, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
13 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Koke'e State Park, up near the end of the road through Waimea Canyon on Kauai, is worth the effort. You'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the island's north coast known as Na Pali...reachable on foot if you're fit and an experienced hiker, or reachable by boat. But from the lookout locations in Koke'e Park,you can still see it at... More

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Chinky in Arizona
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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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148 reviews 148 reviews
102 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
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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