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Waimea Canyon State Park, Waimea

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#1 of 105 in Parks in Kauai
Canyon Lookout Must see
Enjoy spectacular views of crested buttes and rugged red cliffs while hiking the geological wonder that is Waimea Canyon State Park. Fondly known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” the canyon stretches over 22.5 km (14 mi) and is 1,097 m (3,600 ft) deep. Hike along the deep valley gorge to the Waimea Overlook to admire the vivid red and green coloring of the volcanic canyon and for panoramic views of the Kaua’i interior. You can rent a car to explore the area or catch a tour bus to the top of the canyon. Be sure to carry a jacket, as the area tends to be very windy. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Waimea Canyon State Park and many more Waimea attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Waimea trip itinerary planner.
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  • If you live in Hawaii, the closest to see the canyon is in Kauai; well sort of. Waimea Canyon, aka the Grand Canyon of the Pacific is a winding drive to the summit. The view is breathtaking looking....  more »
  • The DRIVE up is part of the experience with all the lookouts and BEAUTIFUL views. Waimea Canyon scenery is a MUST in Kauai! We saw locals picking raspberries and purple plums at an overlook. You will....  more »
  • great signage and easy to follow roads. Multiple places to stop and sight see as well as hiking trails. Certain areas do have fruit vendors until they run out of food.  more »
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  • Beautiful and breathtaking. The views were spectacular. Weather was great. Nice and cool. There are restrooms at the overlooks with parking lots. One even has a local vendor selling fresh cut fruit.
  • This is a great place to visit. The energy fee is $5. There are charming wild Roosters running wild. This is very beautiful. The canyon is very reminiscent of the Grand Canyon. Worth the visit and the drive is beautiful. If you love nature and the amazing beauty of our planet don't miss this. They're are 4 look outside total. Go to the highest one first before the clouds move and it's beautiful. Go later and see clouds. There is a great trail there as well.
  • A simply beautiful place. The waterfalls are gorgeous. The view on the east side overlooking the Pacific Ocean is amazing. Got lucky as the morning the sky was so blue! A stunning day!
  • Once you reach the top, you won't regret the 2 mile hike. It isnt easy, especially after rainfall. Highly recommend using the Shaka App during your drive for detailed info and history. Views are incredible and well worth the trip. Use extreme caution since there are no safeguards especially near cliffs and at the top of the canyon.
  • Good roads to access. Fab view. $5.00 parking machines once you get to the top. Felt weird once up there. Maybe the drive, I altitude? Long windy road. Take the safari helicopter. Fabulous

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