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Canyon Trail

Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Waimea
Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
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Honolulu, HI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

This trail as very nice. Shaded and challenging, there were lots of people so it's a challenge but I would say all ages trail. Lots of steps but it's clearly marked, steep up and down, but again lots of families and grandparents!

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Grand Rapids, MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Takes about three hours to enjoy the views. Would be very slippery if it was wet, there were a few slick spots. Worth the effort.

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St. John's, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The first section of the trail isn't very interesting, but when you reach the canyon you will be satisfied. You can look across and see people at the lookouts and it gives you a scale of how big the canyon actually is. Once these views start, they continue down to the waterfall. If you stopped to take photos in your... More 

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Not a bad hike down to the river, just bring water and remember you will be going uphill on your way back. make sure you are wearing good shoes, no flip flops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This hike was excellent and the temperature was a cool 65 that day. The first mile of the trail was a dirt road and wasn't very interesting. I would highly recommend that if you have a 4x4 to just drive til the dirt road ends. Once the dirt road ended my wife and I where alone on a great downhill... More 

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United States
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110 reviews 110 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The trail at first doesn't seem that interesting, but once you get a view of the canyon you will be amazed. I liked the point where you have the 360 degrees view. The waterfall is nice too, but it's the canyon that really matters. The trail does get extremely slippery after rain. Especially going down hill was very difficult.

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

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

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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