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"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
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Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful views from the overlook. Make sure to bring a credit card to pay the $5.25 fee per car to go to the overlook

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scott H
Reviewed yesterday

We spent the day driving up the road through the Waimea Canyon. We did some short hikes on trail of the road, stopped at every place we could and had a wonderful time. Be prepared for rain at any time. It might only last a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank rturian
Reviewed yesterday

a must see when in Kauai, scenery is spectacular. Be sure to take the hike to the waterfall (comfortable clothing, hiking shoes recommended).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ewagolen201908
Reviewed 2 days ago

We received good advice on this trip -- go early in the day. The clouds increase as the day goes along. We did hit some rain along the way, but were in full sun at the end of the road. The views were exceptional!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank too_few_trips_1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The views of the canyon are amazing. We stopped at many of the little pull offs on the winding road up and each view was unique and spectacular.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 93cathrynp
Reviewed 3 days ago

As we were driving up to the canyon lookout, I must admit that I got a little queasy. There were a lot of twists & turns going up and views that kinda scared me a bit, LOL!! I kept telling my hubby to slow down...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MrsNMWoods
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is a good 20-35 minute winding drive from the base of the mountain (shore). The views and scenery were awesome. The trees and surroundings are unique to Kauai and cannot be seen elsewhere on the islands. Then as you get to the observation deck...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gary P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW, UnReal, OMG... this was an amazing drive up the long winding road and each glance was more beautiful than the other...so much to see, so much to take in. When we arrived at the Lookout past the State Park, there is a nice parking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank chefboydino
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, if you choose to drive this by yourself, without a tour group I highly recommend you find Shaka Guide in the app store of whatever device you use. It is $10 but worth it! It is a turn by turn guide of the entire...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank blokshin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road leading visitors from a quint red dirt waterfall all the way to Koke’e State Park is wonderful. The lookouts, which do cost $5 total to see them all, are astonishing and offer views of the entire canyon and Waipo’o falls. Plus, there are...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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July 14, 2019|
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Response from BurkeJohnC | Reviewed this property |
We did one, 3-hour hike—the Canyon Trail. Got to see the Canyon from a different perspective, looking toward the scenic overlook along the road. It was worthwhile but without hiking, you can see 90% of what we saw with... More
July 13, 2019|
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Response from Russell T | Reviewed this property |
we engaged ALEX tours. This was travel by mini bus and took in several sights and attractions along the the way . Cost was only $50 US each for about a 6 hr round trip. Booking the same trip on board the cruise ship was... More
July 13, 2019|
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Response from candcsam | Reviewed this property |
We were with a booked tour operator ,but 4 hrs is plenty of time to have a look at the canyon,it is really beautiful and so worth it.