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

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Breathtakingly Beautiful!

Looking over the edge at almost 4000' down into the canyon really makes you feel small. So beautiful and simply mesmerizing! Go to the trail head and find your way to the hidden... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Looking over the edge at almost 4000' down into the canyon really makes you feel small. So beautiful and simply mesmerizing! Go to the trail head and find your way to the hidden falls but be very careful, on the trail there are no rails. But after you descend a few thousand feet and walk several miles through jungles that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The trail is moderate difficulty and the views are "WOW!" I've done it many times. My favorite part is after the waterfall. You continue on a narrow portion of trail just a few minutes for the BEST views!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Absolutely beautiful views. Wear the right footwear; good sneakers, enclosed toe sandals, day hikers. Bring plenty of water and a camera. Once up at the top be careful of slippery clay dust because your feet will slip on the dust at times.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We hiked the Canyon Trail to the falls. It took about 2.5 hours - allowing time to appreciate the falls at the end of the trail. It's a pretty trail with lots of trees. Wear good shoes - preferably hiking shoes - as the terrain can be slippery and there are a lot of exposed roots. There are some steep... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great hike but it is a strenous walk going down the very steep road and certainly more strenous coming back up the road. 900 feet....and a great cardio and leg workout. Once at at the bottom you can go right and continue on to the beach or stay straight and walk a bit further. Can't get to the waterfall hike... More 

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Marysville, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a fun hike as long as you are prepared. In wet weather it can be a little slippery but regardless you'll need good shoes. The trail doesn't end at the waterfall. Keep going for more of a challenge and a surprise.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a fabulous hike... with a great reward at the end - being at the top of the waterfall... :-) On a hot day, it can be quite a tough hike, but well worth it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We are newer to hiking and did this trail after driving to the lookouts to see the canyon. Going down was great, coming back kicked or butts. Overall, one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. This trail was moderately difficult, but worth the pain.

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CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This trail was extremely muddy and slippery significantly slowing our usual hiking pace. The trail is poorly marked along the way with only handwritten addition to signs indicating the way to the falls. All was forgiven, however, when you arrive at the spectacular canyon view and the charming waterfall. You have to continue past the canyon view point and scramble... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great moderate hike with amazing views. A part of the confusion is that people expect o to see two waterfalls. The fact is that you hike to part that is between two waterfalls. The two waterfalls can be seen from the Waimea Canyon lookout which is about 3 miles before the trailhead (on your way from Waimea to the trail... More 

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Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea

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