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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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Wichita, Kansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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oxford
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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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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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Nesconset, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are in decent shape you have to do this hike. You will never see anything like it anywhere else in the world. I dangled my feet off the edge of an 800 ft. waterfall after seeing one of the most beautiful panoramic views in my life. What more do I need to say? Just be aware that the... More

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New York City, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We hiked on the canyon trail, also hit the cliff view point (it literally take about 2 minutes and has nice views). We started at Puu hinahina lookout (not sure if there is anywhere else to start) and ended at some not so impressive waterfalls. I would still say hike to them though because the views on the way are... More

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San Ramon, California
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A great hike to include as part of a 1-day trip to Waimea canyon. Did this in April with family including 2 gals - 14 & 11. This hike is described in detail elsewhere - here and at various other sites. We started off from Poipu (the Sheraton) around 8.45am. Reached the town of Waimea around 9.30am, packed some fried... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This trail provides amazing views and those classic "postcard" pictures. The trail is definitely muddy in sections and you better use your bug repellant, but those are minor inconveniences given the scenery and views!

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was a great hiking day trip for our family of four -- 8 yr old, 11 yr old, and adults. They say moderate so that means you sweat a bit. Also can be muddy at times. But for us it was abt 3- 4 hours and a great time. Highly recommend!

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Canyon Trail is a great moderate hike. The hike is approximately 3.6 mile round trip. There are some steep and muddy spots but once you reach the top of the trail toward the canyon, the trail clears and becomes easier. The views of the Canyon is absolutely breathtaking. My husband and I had been at the lookout and had... More

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Totally worth the time (and money...it was free) to hike the 3.6 mile round trip trail. It's a little steep and you have to step around some boulders and over some tree roots, but if you're in decent shape, it's not a problem. Good news is that the trail is an out and back, so if you don't like the... More

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