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“waimea canyon”(118 reviews)
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Waimea Canyon Dr, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the western part of the island and accessed via at least two roads from the south, a day with sun is a must in order to enjoy the colors of this canyon. Some have described this as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."...More

Thank brifd1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove to both look out points and were in awe. There are plenty of pullovers beside the road to photograph the views. There are loads of hiking trails to explore. Bring proper footwear as some parts are muddy and slippery.

Thank donnabnk
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park is free and has several lookouts which provides great views to the canyon. There's a picnic place and several trails.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitly take the time to drive up to Waimea Canyon and look around. It totally earns the name "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific". It's even more amazing if yo see it from the air.

Thank AMS2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The road to the park itself seems long and winding, but eventually you see a sign saying you are entering the park. We didn’t quite go all the way to the very top, but did enjoy very much the views at several of the lookouts...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply a must do while on Kauai even if you only have time to drive and stop a couple of time recommend at least 4hours and wait if its cloudy the view just appears enjoy

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not expect to see such a wonderful view of a canyon setting in Hawaii. Well worth the drive to this park. Many trails if hiking is your thing. With a car there are many areas to stop and look out.

Thank STULETSEAT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view is amazing to for someone that is driving around the area. pit stop to used bathroom, very green and you can see the ocean that is miles away from there.

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy these pictures taken on a I-phone.They don’t depict the magnificent beauty & grandeur of this place.

1  Thank Alicia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing to drive up the canyon. Lots of great hiking trails. Hit or miss depending on the weather but if it looks clear, make the drive up into the canyon.

1  Thank megklee30
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Barbara G
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Kimberlythai | Reviewed this property |
It’s a very easy drive. The roads are well cared for. There are no rails but it’s not really needed. The best way to do this is take it nice and slow and do multi stops along the way and enjoy the view. It’s not a difficult... More
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mattlero
November 17, 2017|
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Response from Anita H | Reviewed this property |
As the others have indicated, the park is enough above sea level that the climate and temperature does change a bit (cooler and rainier than at the beaches). The park service rents some rustic cabins and the literature... More
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Ashly C
October 31, 2016|
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Response from ChinoSJP | Reviewed this property |
Kauai has the most rain of any state in the US. So... it is always possible to run into rain at the canyon. But... these rains don't last long and it is always warm, never below the mid 70s, so you shouldn't have a problem... More
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