We originally planned a quick look, but every stop was spectacular so we kept going. Waterfalls everywhere, and the rock kept changing as the weather changed. Many locals drive fast on the two lane road so be aware.
About Waimea Canyon
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We visited this spot as part of a bus tour. It was certainly the highlight of the trip. We were there on a very clear day and the views were spectacular. The variations in the colour of the old lava was a photographer's dream. The...More
This canyon is a world away from the south and east coasts of Kauai. I encourage you to find a way to get over here to enjoy this wonderful canyon. (We picked up a young hitch hiker.) You can observe the changes in canyon views...More
The views are spectacular, like a smaller-scale Grand Canyon with more greenery. Vivid contrast between the red soil, the green plants, and the blue sky, and there were white-tailed tropicbirds swooping through the canyon. There are many hikes; we took one that was about 5...More
Well worth the drive out there. Bring lunch and plenty of water and leisurely take it all in. There are multiple overlooks on the road leading there; I strongly recommend stopping at some of them. The views are amazing. The farthest in you can go...More
Don't forget to get out and take photos and walk around a bit at each point that interests you. This is a fabulous way to look back at the places you've seen/been around Kauai.
You drive through a long windy semi-boring desert incline to the top and then walk up and BAM!! It was so surreal, incredibly 3D and breathtaking!