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Koke'e State Park

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Address: Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
Phone Number: 8083359975
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A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of...

A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.

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Worth the Drive - on a nice day (and a hike if you are up for it)

Well, this should be a part of an all day excursion up the canyon on a nice day. Of course, you never know about the weather up at the top at any given moment. Up there, it is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Volenti
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well, this should be a part of an all day excursion up the canyon on a nice day. Of course, you never know about the weather up at the top at any given moment. Up there, it is a rain forest, after all. The drive up has several spectacular canyon views, and way up at the end of the road... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views of Waimea canyon. It's worth the trip. Best to go early before the clouds roll in after midday. If you are a hiker this is perfect as there are numerous trails of different difficulty.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a limited amount of time to hike the Waimea Canyon trail and were worried that the 1.8 mile hike in would not take the estimated 2 hours. However, a bunch of 30-year-olds in pretty good shape (and one bum knee) managed to make the 3.6mile loop AND jump in the small waterfall AND take some sweet pictures in... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning with great trails and lookouts of the park and of Waimea Canyon. Very curvy and steep road going up but no 4x4 needed for most places. Beware that the Pihea-Alakai Swamp Trail is extremely muddy and the boardwalk is basically rotted away. Be prepared to get VERY muddy. We stayed in one of the duplex cabins waaaay up... More 

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

So much to talk about up here. Located northwest on the island of Kauai, although it is easy to get to it does take a while to drive up here. Whereas Waimea canyon (right next store) is mostly rocky, Koke'e is green green tropical forest. It is a state park and there is a museum as well as food, restrooms... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I tried to visit as many waterfalls possible. Very happy with the ease and location. Good for families with small children too.

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Cottonwood, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Koke`e State Park is north of Waimea Canyon at the top of the Na Pali Coast. It is high elevation cool tropical forests. This is where the average rain fall per year is 40 feet. The clouds are normally here. Just Beautiful.

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Madras, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This was a highlight for us. It is beautiful. Worth the drive up to it. The last two lookouts that overlook the Napali Coast were cloudy but if it had been clear, what a beautiful sight. The clouds broke apart for a brief second, just enough time for us to see a glimpse of it. Wow is all I can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We drove all the way here before seeing Waimea Canyon and were rewarded with stunning views through a beautiful valley to the nearby Napili coast. It is worth wandering away from the viewpoint, down the nearby track (strongly resembling a river bed, which it must be in heavy rain!) as far as you feel able. It is just a truly... More 

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Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

After Waimea canyon, we planned a walk to access the real wildness interior of the island. We finally chose the Kaluapuli trail due to weather and for birds song and native trees. Lots of rain ... But even with correct weather, we found it is a walk like in many forest elsewhere, even with the blackberries that are invading. People... More 

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