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

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Beautiful hike... well worth it :-)

What a fabulous hike... with a great reward at the end - being at the top of the waterfall... :-) On a hot day, it can be quite a tough hike, but well worth it...

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous hike... with a great reward at the end - being at the top of the waterfall... :-) On a hot day, it can be quite a tough hike, but well worth it...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We are newer to hiking and did this trail after driving to the lookouts to see the canyon. Going down was great, coming back kicked or butts. Overall, one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. This trail was moderately difficult, but worth the pain.

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CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This trail was extremely muddy and slippery significantly slowing our usual hiking pace. The trail is poorly marked along the way with only handwritten addition to signs indicating the way to the falls. All was forgiven, however, when you arrive at the spectacular canyon view and the charming waterfall. You have to continue past the canyon view point and scramble... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great moderate hike with amazing views. A part of the confusion is that people expect o to see two waterfalls. The fact is that you hike to part that is between two waterfalls. The two waterfalls can be seen from the Waimea Canyon lookout which is about 3 miles before the trailhead (on your way from Waimea to the trail... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

30 strenuous miles but every step a visual and spiritual feast. Following Waimea River deep into its canyons we entered this magical realm of nature in perfect balance. Funkadelic - Eddie Hazel guitar. Good Thoughts Bad Thoughts,Maggot Brain. "Travel like a king Listen to the inner voice A higher wisdom is at work for you Conquering the stumbling blocks come... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love to go hiking. This was a perfect trail to go on for any hiker. It wasn't too long (2-3 hours depending on your speed and ability), and it offered some breathtaking views. Be sure to wear proper shoes since the hike does go downhill on the way down for a ways and the majority of... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We took this hike with our two boys, age 10 and 8. The hike was a few hours in total but not too difficult. It offered an open view of the canyon and the top of the waterfall. Parts of the trail were wet and muddy so I would recommend proper shoes. It was also very easy to find the... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We greatly enjoyed this hike. It wasn't too long--about 2.5 hours round-trip and not very difficult. It wasn't congested either, we saw less than 20 people on the entire trail. The hike itself is pleasant, since it's mostly in the shade, but the best part is the view of the Waimea Canyon from the cliff.

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Immensely enjoyed this hike. Recommend you go early in the morning as it gets a bit congested in the late morning and early afternoon. We went on both the cliff and canyon trail. Great hikes for those in moderate shape. Not too difficult and not too easy.

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New Braunfels, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've done this trail two times now and enjoyed it each time. It can be a little slippery in places because of loose gravel so be careful. The views are amazing and the trip can be done about 2-3 hours.

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