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“My favorte place on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Koke'e State Park

Koke'e State Park
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Owner description: A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.
Anchorage, Alaska
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“My favorte place on the Island”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

After four visits, I can authortivley tell you Kauai is beutiful and unique; it has more beach than you can enjoy in one visit. It has rivers, good resteraunts and other attractions but my favorite thing to do is hike in Kokee State park. If you are like me and love to hike there is planty here to keep you busy. The Pihea/ Alakai are amazing, there is a trail whose name esacpes me that when you come to the end puts you right out in the middle of the canyon. There are trails over ooking the ocean, long, short, difficult, easy you name it. There are great places to picnic or camp if you fancy as well. The Munseum has good maps for puurchase or you can order them on line.

Visited April 2012
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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, historic Hawaii”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Gives you a great perspective of Kauai, historic, natural Kauai. The road is winding to get there, but beautiful. It's a great place to go on a hot day as it's much cooler up there.

Visited October 2012
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Jefferson, South Dakota, United States
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56 reviews
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“a full day of activities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Try to aim for a good weather day to head for Koke'e. There are things to do when it's cloudy or rainy however there are several great hikes for dry days. Drive to the very top and the lookout down into Kalalau valley is breath taking. You may have to strand there for 30 minutes or more till the clouds pass below and you are able to see the beach and valley but well worth the patience. If you can catch the day after a big rain you will see awesome water falls everywhere.
During the summer when it's hot down at sea level, this is a great cool weather escape. There are shelter houses near the museum and a big grass area for picnics, napping, playing catch etc.
Stop at the look outs on the drive up, there are bathrooms, and the views are all worth the sort walks.
You also get to see the beginning point of the irrigation system that supplys water to all the crop ground on the west side of Kauai and you might even see some wild pigs and/or goats. It can get crowded but usually isn't too bad.

Visited March 2012
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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Awa'awapuhi-great out and back trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Hiked this trail early morning and the view at the end was incredible. Due to rain the previous day the trail was slick, a bit precarious for footing with our regular tennis shoes, but the hiking sticks that were laying against the trees at the beginning of the hike for all to use sure came in handy! it is 1900 feet of elevation change in about 3 miles, so not bad. in fact, the way back went much quicker; but bring your water as there is no access to refill bottles if you needed. The views at the end are magnificent, and it was very clear on the day we did this (beware the rain, wouldn't want to be on this trail in the rain)-you can go out beyond the guard rails and get some better views, just watch your footing (didn't find it all that bad as it was dry, thankfully!). worth every step of the way-and fun to see the coast from a different perspective than air/sea or just the driving lookouts.

Visited February 2013
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Midlothian, Texas
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“Great Views and Excellent Hiking Trails”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Very beautiful overlooks and dramatic cliffs with awesome views of the ocean and coastline.....trails are hard but very rewarding...would recommend a four wheel drive to best get to the trailheads......if you do, your reward awaits!!

Visited February 2013
Thank Brent H
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