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Address: Waimea, Kauai, HI

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One of the Most Beautiful Views on the Planet

This is at the end of the road when driving up to Waimea Canyon. Don't stop at the canyon. Keep on going. You will get to Kalalau Lookout which is beautiful, but keep going to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mike O
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is at the end of the road when driving up to Waimea Canyon. Don't stop at the canyon. Keep on going. You will get to Kalalau Lookout which is beautiful, but keep going to the end Puuo Kila is even better. There are less fences and some hiking trails which let you explore and find different views of the... More 

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Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The road, Highway 550, ends at this lookout. This lookout has better views than Kalaulau, that being said, both are dependent upon cloud cover. Best chance for a clear view is early in the morning, prior to the warm-up and trades kicking in. This lookout is also the start of the Pihea Trial.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This is the last lookout at the top of Waimea canyon. The views of the Kalalau Valley are beautiful. We had some rain, but still had a nice view.

Thank csarchibald
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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.

Thank Samantha S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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 bubbles 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.

1 Thank radctmriguy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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