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Canyon Trail

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Address: Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
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Keep going: The views are spectacular.

The Canyon Trail takes off from the eastern edge of the parking lot at the Puu Hinahina Lookout on Waimea Canyon Road. Look for it just past the 13-mile mark. The trail comes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Canyon Trail takes off from the eastern edge of the parking lot at the Puu Hinahina Lookout on Waimea Canyon Road. Look for it just past the 13-mile mark. The trail comes out on a ridge near Waipo'o Falls. There are breathtaking views there. Just don't venture too far along the edge. It's a 700-foot fall. The trail to... More 

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Okanagan Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved hiking the canyon trail. The views are absolutely stunning. It is not even comparable from the view points on the main road. If you are physically fit, do this hike you will not regret it. It was quite muddy and challenging but so worth it!

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Thank Cass T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This trail is easy but still in muddy Kauai. If it rained, it will be slick and many tree roots are exposed. It is not "easy" such as a paved board walk. but for the seasoned hiker, easy. Wide, safe trail. The first bit follows a dirt road you could drive with a 4WD ONLY, not a rental car. Then... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trailhead is pretty hidden and there aren't any large signs stating "Canyon Trail" so here you go: Shortly past the Pu'u Hinahina lookout you will are a large sign on the right side of the road "Kok'e State Park" and the trail is on the right side of the sign. The hike is awesome and is worth the view... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow - be prepared for some super sketchy footing. If you feel you don't have average or above fitness, you'll likely find yourself quite frustrated. It's not a hard, strenuous hike, it's just really, really slippery. It's not even that long - took us about a hour - maybe more to go to the waterfalls. The stop just before that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike on the canyon trail was pretty quick -- we entered at Halemanu Road and 550. The view at the clearing was beautiful and worth the effort, but it was pretty crowded. The loose dirt on hard ground made parts slippery, notably a short segment that takes you from the clearing to the top of the falls was pretty... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail was unbelievable. The hike up to the top is not bad. The view at the top is spectacular. When you get to the top I would head left to see the arch rock. After that I would turn around and go back. The top of the waterfall was not worth the energy expended to see it. The hike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is just simply gorgeous even if we have been at the Grand Canyon but this is different It's reddish stone and green lush......

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All i can say is :go, go, go! I how weather helps you, as can become foggy. And don't forget, you are on most wet place on the planet. Dress accordingly, moat of the times weather will change to 180° in less than 1 hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

The hikes in Kokee State Park are not for the faint of heart. Due to the high rainfall levels on the island, the mountain trails are always wet. The red mud is VERY slippery - and the red colour DOES NOT come out! However, your efforts and energy required to walk on any of the trials is rewarded with spectacular... More 

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