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Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
Activities: Hiking

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stunning views

We hiked the trail in a little over 2 hours, and that was lots of time to enjoy the stunning views, particularly at the end! Recommend you bring a stick as trails can be slippery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We hiked the trail in a little over 2 hours, and that was lots of time to enjoy the stunning views, particularly at the end! Recommend you bring a stick as trails can be slippery.

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ocean shores
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I had been to Kauai many times but never taken this hike till now. This hike had so much to offer I can't imagine spending a day without this in it. We set off early from Princeville area, made the hike and had time to spend the late afternoon hanging out at Poipu. Pros-The hike was relatively easy. There was... More 

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Why watch the Super Bowl when you can see stunning sights like those in Waimea Canyon and from the Cliff and Canyon trails. That is what we did on Super Bowl Sunday. It is recommended to park around the 14 mile marker vs at the nearby lookout since that approach to these trails is much steeper. The first .8 miles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went on a slick day. Vibram shoes were not enough. Hiking boots recommended. Steep in a few spots and lots of ups and downs with switchbacks. I would rate moderate but I'm not a fit person. We still did the trail in the time frame given tho with breaks and a stop to swim in the falls. Go for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I've done this hike twice now, and it has been equally stunning both times. For those that don't mind a short hike, this is a great way to get up close views of Waimea Canyon without chartering a helicopter. The trail is mostly downhill on the way in, so it's a calf burner on the way out. If you have... More 

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Honolulu, HI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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