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Canyon Trail

Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I did the Canyon Trail hike while on our honeymoon and thought it was one of our favourite activities during our stay. The views along the trail are breathtaking and the trail was so peaceful. If you are doing this trail we recommend spending less time at the lookouts as the views you will see along the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

We hiked the canyon trail (about 4 miles round trip) to get a great view of the Waimea Canyon. The trail was wet, and relatively slippery. It is not too strenuous but we did stop and catch our breath a couple of times. The views are stunning, you have to see the Waimea Canyon when you visit. At the end... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this hike! It was quite strenuous, and took us two hours, which included a brief ten minute lunch. There were incredible views of the canyon, which is majestic. I have hiked the Grand Canyon, and these views rivalled some of the views there. At the top of the ridge is a view of an incredible arch in... More

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is great little hike if you want to go a bit deeper into Waimea Canyon beyond just the scenic lookout points near the roads. It's relatively short at 2.5 hours roundtrip and it's totally worth it once you get to the scenic lookout at the end, which also serves as a good picnic area with shade offered by surrounding... More

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

Great trail for novice hikers, just watch out for the edge of the trail and its a straight drop to the bottom of the canyon. No railings or protection for young kids. Spectacular views. 1/2 trail on 4x4 road, 1/2 on trail. Would be quick slick when raining.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

You have to go, and if you have a four wheel drive vehicle you can cut a couple miles off by driving the dirt road to the trailhead. We did that, and loved it. The canyon views are indescribable. It is challenging but I am 60 and found it fairly easy. One of the top highlights of our trip, and... More

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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 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
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6 attraction reviews
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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
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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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