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Canyon Trail

Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I did not expect this hike to the falls and to the canyon to be as rigorous as it was. But the payoff is definitely worth it. The views are inspiring. I cannot say there is any other place in the world that I have seen that look similar to this. Where we started our hike from down along dirt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Hiked with a 1 year old on the back and a 5 year old boy. Made the trek in about 2.5 hours and took a great swim in the COLD water at the falls. It was tough, but doable.

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This was billed as a family-friendly, moderate hike. Personally, as a middle-aged woman, in decent but not great shape, I found it challenging. There is an lot of climbing up and down involved. (My legs ached for days afterwards.) If this is moderate, I don't want even think what hard might be like :) We started from the parking lot... More

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Gainesville, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This is an above average strenuous hike that will give your knees and legs a good workout. The time and mileage provided at the trailhead from the paved parking lot were fairly accurate - 3.6 miles round trip and 2-3 hours. My gps recorded 3.45 miles and we completed the hiking portion in 1:55. When you add in the stopover... More

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a really fun hike. You'll be rewarded with fantastic views of the canyon and a nice water fall at the end of the hike. After you play in the water fall, then you hike back the same trail to get back to your vehicle. If you are in decent shape, then you can do this hike. It is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Loved this trail, not too long and beautiful scenery. Recommend getting there very early as parking fills up fast. We arrived around 7:30 and it was perfect. By the time we left the area around 2 the clouds had already started rolling in with some rain.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My partner wasn't sure if he wanted to go on this one because so few people had reviewed it here online in comparison to some of the other attractions and hikes. However, this was such an amazing hike and experience! The hike is mostly downhill on the way to the Falls. You walk for about 30 mins before you get... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was beautiful peaceful and soul restoring. Went back on a not so cloudy and cold day. Had a circular rainbow of our shadow out in the clouds. Awsome!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a good, moderate hike. Trail is in good condition, but slippery when wet - which it usually is. Doable for average folks in 2-3 hours. Nice views of the canyon, but we found no way to see the main falls from this trail.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you are a traveler who loves the outdoors and a good moderate hike, I say this is a must do. This trail in Waimea Canyon is not as celebrated as the Kalalau Trail accessed on the north shore, but it is on par in terms of spectacular scenery and great exercise. The difference, of course, is that your views... More

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