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Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
Activities: Hiking

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Wonderful Hike

We took this hike with our two boys, age 10 and 8. The hike was a few hours in total but not too difficult. It offered an open view of the canyon and the top of the waterfall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We took this hike with our two boys, age 10 and 8. The hike was a few hours in total but not too difficult. It offered an open view of the canyon and the top of the waterfall. Parts of the trail were wet and muddy so I would recommend proper shoes. It was also very easy to find the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We greatly enjoyed this hike. It wasn't too long--about 2.5 hours round-trip and not very difficult. It wasn't congested either, we saw less than 20 people on the entire trail. The hike itself is pleasant, since it's mostly in the shade, but the best part is the view of the Waimea Canyon from the cliff.

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Immensely enjoyed this hike. Recommend you go early in the morning as it gets a bit congested in the late morning and early afternoon. We went on both the cliff and canyon trail. Great hikes for those in moderate shape. Not too difficult and not too easy.

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New Braunfels, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've done this trail two times now and enjoyed it each time. It can be a little slippery in places because of loose gravel so be careful. The views are amazing and the trip can be done about 2-3 hours.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We hiked a number of trails in the state parks making up Waimea Canyon, and this particular trail is easily the best of all worlds. It's elevation changes still give you a reasonable aerobic workout; the cliff walking makes for a little bit of adrenaline-pumping excitement while not making you feel like you're actually falling off the cliff; and it's... More 

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Seattle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The views are spectacular up on the ridge before the falls. Keep a close eye on your kids up there. We got to the ridge in 45 min, but we hike a lot with the kids. This trail would be a slippery one if it has been rainy.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Short hike if you keep a decent pace. Took us half an hour to get to the end from the car park, so an hour an a half all up return with some time at the end. Great views for such a short walk. The walk back is a lot tougher as it gets a little steep and involves abit... More 

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Blaine, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We got to the Canyon Trial by parking at the Pu'u Hinahina lookout and taking the New Spur Trail. I think this a better option than parking by the Koke'e park sign as it is a shorter trail and you get some good views from the beginning. The trail is a little steep and times and is muddy so make... More 

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asheville, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Canyons trail is great for sure but the view and waterfall are all at the end. If you want views from every step check out the arduous kukui trail it will blow you away.

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Gorgeous views! Definitely worth the hike out (it's not terribly long, or arduous). Keep in mind, this hike really isn't about seeing waterfalls, it's about the phenomenal panoramic view of the canyon, while standing on top of a giant 800ft waterfall (you don't get a great view from the fall itself since you're standing on it). TIPS 1. Get there... More 

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