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Puuo Kila

Waimea, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #7 of 17 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Lookouts
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Calgary, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Unfortunately for us after traveling through Waimea Canyon State Park with perfect weather the weather started to change once we reached Koke'e State Park so much so that when we reached the Kalalau Lookout it had completely clouded over with a solid wall of grey-white cloud. Therefore we almost did not drive the remaining mile to this lookout, but we... More

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Vancouver
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Make sure you drive to the very end of the road. On our first visit to Waimea Canyon we stopped off at all the official lookouts and unofficial pullovers on the way up and we ran out of daylight by the time we got to Koke'e State Park turning around at Koke'e Museum, which was closed. But we returned another... More

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Tucson
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

This is a magnificent lookout, assuming you get a parking spot. We waited between 5 and 10 minutes -- which is certainly worth it -- for a parking space. The lookout platform itself is decent, but there are better views to be had if you're willing to venture down the Pihea Trail a bit. If you do that, be mindful... More

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Montreal, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The first half mile is quite easy. Be careful, could be slippery but with a good pair of walking shoes it's ok. Second half mile, prepare yourself. Forget about white running shoes, nice outfit and being not in too good shape. You'll have to hang on to tree branches, step into mud, and be very careful about your grip. It... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Puuo Kila is on the back rim of Kalalau valley and offers a great panoramic view of the valley and Kauai's northwestern coastline some four thousand feet below. Puuo Kila is at the very end of the Waimea Canyon Drive (Highway 550). It is about a mile after the Kalalau Lookout. Puuo Kila is at the end of the road... More

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