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Waimea Canyon State Park, Waimea

4.9
#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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  • Gorgeous! We just drove to the points but you can hike too! Not to be missed! Take a jacket to the look out points since it gets breezy.  more »
  • The canyon is really beautiful. The lookouts provide a great view of the canyon, for those who are up for a hike, the canyon trail will not disappoint you. But it is very steep and can be muddy. Plan ...  more »
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  • Waimea Canyon is awesome! You have to go see it. It's like a baby Grand Canyon, and there are plenty of hikes. There are also a few lookout points for those who do not want to hike. If you go, drive all the way to the end for a spectacular experience.
  • Perfect spot to get one the the greatest view I got in my life. Perfect with family since it is accessible with any type of car. Everyone will enjoy the ride and the view.

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