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Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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Beautiful vistas but be sure only to go when its dry as the mud could cause falling. Go all the way to the end-this is a very small path poorly worn in the winter. You have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Megan T
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Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful vistas but be sure only to go when its dry as the mud could cause falling. Go all the way to the end-this is a very small path poorly worn in the winter. You have to cross the stream on a log by the waterfall and work your way back to the main trail unless you are willing to... More 

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Thank Megan T
Airdrie, Canada
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well we started by driving all the way to the end of the road and unfortunately the view was covered by extreme fog & cloud. We ventured down the hill and got some views of what could have been the amazing views everyone talks about. It was a bit trecherous in spots but our 4 kids (age 5-8) had no... More 

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Thank Camo34
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three hours will get you deep enough for spectacular views and you probably wont get lost up to that point. This is moderate hiking difficulty.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trails in this Canyon offer beautiful views and if you head down the cliffs and colors are very dramatic. We used the Kauai Trailblazer for the Waipio Falls Trail and started in the morning to avoid getting overheated. There is very little little shade and no water.

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Thank Joshua Z
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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116 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waimea Canyon is beautiful. For those who have been to the Grand Canyon, it is certainly smaller so don't expect the magnitude, yet it is beautiful, lush and has some of the driest and wettest land on Earth. The Canyon trail itself is nice, but be prepared for a fair number of descents and ascents. Though not as difficult as... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started out a bit too late and it got dark earlier than we expected because the vegetation was so thick. It is a steep, potentially muddy hike. Lots of cool birds. Not many lookouts until you reach the end.

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Thank SaraBeth55
Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a strenuous 4 mile (2 miles out and back) to a small waterfall with an incredible vista of the canyon along the way(but you also see a nice Vista before the 4 mile hike). It begins at a lookout of the canyon, then you hike to the other side of the canyon. I'm in fairly good shape for... More 

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California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We enjoyed the vistas Waimea Canyon had to offer us. Having seen the Grand Canyon a couple of times, the scale is not as impressive, however it's still very beautiful and soulful. We decided to hike to the Waipo'o Falls from the Pu'u Hanahana look out between mile 13 and mile 14. We took a walking stick each at the... More 

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Thank GoodLuckMom
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This hike is pretty straight forward - trail is well maintained and clear. Took us about 50min each way - can be warm, take a water bottle & proper shoes. Views really open up from the ridge which is quite exposed. The ridge is unfenced - as my son started "darwin's theory" - but very safe if you stick to... More 

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Thank Matthew W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Fantastic hike down into the canyon. Great views when you get to the ridge a long the canyon's edge. Finishes at a beautiful waterfall. A hike not to be missed. Quite a bit of elevation but not overly challenging physically.

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