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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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  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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“winding road” (110 reviews)
“hiking trails” (122 reviews)
“look outs” (66 reviews)
Koke'e Road, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the Lihue area of Kauai, this is a relatively short car ride to see a beautiful waterfall. You can hike to the bottom to enjoy an in-the-water experience, too. Locals will show you the paths. There is limited parking and please...More

2  Thank Vateresa16
Reviewed June 13, 2016

Watch the mountain for cloud cover. If its clear in the morning get up there before clouds move in. It is cool even with the clouds but the scale is more evident when its clear.

1  Thank Inacrick
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Long winding road was rough. The canyon and falls were beautiful. There are many other areas to explore but we did not. We just went to the canyon.

1  Thank Sue W
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The drive was gorgeous and the canyon views were even better! The green & red colors were brilliant and watching the rain clouds move thru the canyon was spectacular! Go to the end of the road (Kalalu outlook), ideally on a clear sunny day!

Thank jschalla
Reviewed June 12, 2016

Had a perfect day visiting all the stops along the road. Air was cool and clear adding to the views.

Thank rugirldc73
Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was worth the drive. Stop and get some poke on your way up and enjoy the beautiful views. There are several hikes but we did not do any of those. We just drove and stopped at the over looks and it was amazing !

1  Thank kimbrly072686
Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Cloudy, but still worth it! The car ride can be a little much for kids prone to car sickness. Beautiful views. Highly recommend even on a cloudy day. The clouds move in and out so quickly we were able to view at different times.

1  Thank smallbatchlodging
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Waimea Canyon is truly one of the wonders of the world! We took a helicopter ride and got up close and personal with the mountains and valleys. It had rained the day before we went, so many of the numerous waterfalls were spectacular! I highly...More

1  Thank dgcastine
Reviewed June 11, 2016

There are several ways to see Waimea. There's a beautiful drive-up from the coast, with lots of beautiful turn-off vistas. There are number of trail heads, the most glorious takes you to the heart-stopping edge of the Na Pali coast. And there's my favorite: By...More

1  Thank Rich M
Reviewed June 11, 2016

They call this the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and in a lot of ways it looks very similar, just on a much smaller scale of course. Definitely worth a stop to see when visiting Kauai!

1  Thank Bryant P
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Gina G
June 16, 2017|
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Response from HouseFamilyTravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm the reviewer who mentioned the $5 app for a self-guided driving tour of Waimea Canyon. You can find it in the iTunes store or do a Google search on: Kauai Full Island GPS Driving Tours - Hawaii Audio Travel Guide... More
April 23, 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Reviewed this property |
take the drive to the north shore and enter there to waimea and you won't get behind any tour buses they go in from the other side. 7-8 in the morning is a good time
April 14, 2017|
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Response from baltimoregirl07 | Reviewed this property |
Look at weather reports but it should be pleasant but may be a little cool.