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“Treacherous”
Review of Canyon Trail

Canyon Trail
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Waimea
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“Treacherous”
Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

If this is the hike to the canyon floor, it was treacherous. Make sure to bring a ton of water because it is hot! The hike was very steep! 2.5 miles down and 2.5 miles back. Not ideal for children as the path gets narrow with steep drop offs. Also, the dirt is very loose and the path is very steep, so you have to be good on your feet. It ends at a small campsite and the river with a nice swimming hole. You need to start early so you can spend some time by the river. Bring bug repellant or you will be eaten alive by mosquitoes! Don't let the sun set on you in the canyon! We were stalked by a wild boar on the trail about an hour before sundown and had to stand very still and make loud noises. Hike with a stick or some pepper spray. Enjoy! You will have a love-hate relationship with this hike! The view is unreal! :)

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“Hard core Hike for General Joes”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

Make sure to bring water, don't skimp on sunscreen, and make sure you can carry more than two kids at once, if they are under 8 years old.

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Milpitas, California
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“Leave enough time for hiking”
Reviewed June 16, 2012

The sign along the way is not that clear, and I do not have enough time for hiking honestly, and till now, I am not sure whether I went the canyon trail, but the view is still very good

Visited May 2012
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“amazing”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

unlike anything on the island of kauai. The hike is not extremely difficult, but requires a level of fitness. Views are amazing and well worth the effort.

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Avon, Ohio
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“Awesome but...”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is a beautiful trail but if you are afraid of heights, you may wish to reconsider as there are sections that are not much more that a small path running along a cliff. If you are ok with this, go for it but bring good shoes, plenty of water and protection from sun and rain.

Visited June 2011
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