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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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171 reviews 171 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

WE drove to waimea canyon nd the end of the road. Great view of the napali coast from the end of the road. The kokee lodge is a farce. Very limited menu and very unappealing eating area.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

You have to time the weather to take full advantage of what the Koke'e State Park has to offer. We were going to do some hikes but it was clouded in and raining for most of the morning so we turned around and hiked into the Waimea Canyon which was clear and sunny. Next time we're in Kauai, we are... More

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Kokee State Park is a bit of a drive and not necessarily in the direction most people go. For years, I'd come to Kauai and my first thought would be to do Hanakapiai Falls to get those great Napali Coast photographs, but I'd never thought to walk along the ridgelines that make those cliffs you see so beautiful. All that... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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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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