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

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Nice hike to the falls

We hiked the Canyon Trail to the falls. It took about 2.5 hours - allowing time to appreciate the falls at the end of the trail. It's a pretty trail with lots of trees. Wear good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We hiked the Canyon Trail to the falls. It took about 2.5 hours - allowing time to appreciate the falls at the end of the trail. It's a pretty trail with lots of trees. Wear good shoes - preferably hiking shoes - as the terrain can be slippery and there are a lot of exposed roots. There are some steep... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great hike but it is a strenous walk going down the very steep road and certainly more strenous coming back up the road. 900 feet....and a great cardio and leg workout. Once at at the bottom you can go right and continue on to the beach or stay straight and walk a bit further. Can't get to the waterfall hike... More 

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Marysville, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a fun hike as long as you are prepared. In wet weather it can be a little slippery but regardless you'll need good shoes. The trail doesn't end at the waterfall. Keep going for more of a challenge and a surprise.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 373 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Waimea

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