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Address: Waimea, Kauai, HI

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Pretty drive, but too cloudy for view

Pretty drive up to this spot, but when we arrived mid afternoon there were so many clouds that you couldn't see the view at all. We waited it out for a bit but the clouds didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Samantha S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty drive up to this spot, but when we arrived mid afternoon there were so many clouds that you couldn't see the view at all. We waited it out for a bit but the clouds didn't move. Seems like it's hit or miss, but in the right conditions we heard it's breathtaking. Definitely going to try again when we return.

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SydneyStuart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is superb and the views breath taking. The trip into the Waimea valley provides so many fantastic experiences.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

What can I say...the view doesn't get any better than this. If I lived here I'd never get any work done. This view is from the top of the canyon drive. Mile marker 18 & 19 have phenomenal lookouts for this Valley...I love it here.

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

If it is raining or cloudy when you arrive, wait around a while. The view is worth it. The wind will blow and the clouds will part and it is breathtaking.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We went on a only slightly cloudy day and the view was largely obscured by clouds. We waited around for half an hour and eventually got a brief glimpse of most of the view but not the whole thing. I think it's a great activity and we still had fun but I would recommend going on a clear day to... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My wife and I were hoping to get some good views at this lookout. The first try was useless. The clouds came in and you couldn't see anything. Our second try was a little better, but the clouds and rain came in so we weren't able to see as much as we wanted plus it was chilly up there in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

All the lookout points along your way through the canyon are beautiful and impressive, and this one does not disappoint! Be sure to stop--it'll be worth a few minutes of your time!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Even tho there is another view lookout above. This was my favourite view. The other can be foggy also on a clear sunny day but you just have wait 15 minutes or so and it will clear up. Worth the wait. You'll want to wear hiking shoes if you plan on doing the hike down. Lots of loose stones and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is at the end of Canyon drive and similar to Kalalau lookout, but a little different perspective. It has a rather flat hiking route from the lookout which can be done in good weather. We hiked for about 45 minutes until it got too muddy, but there are not many options to hike along the Napali Coast and so... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

When we got to the first lookout, Kalalau, it was so foggy that we thought we had wasted our time. A kind woman said that 2 miles up was another lookout, Puuo Kila, which cleared for 5 seconds so she could take a semidecent photo. So we drove up there to even more fog and just waited. People came and... More 

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