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"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (105 reviews)
“look outs” (65 reviews)
“hiking trails” (116 reviews)
Koke'e Road, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96752
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

1  Thank Cruise281
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was incredible. The views spectacular. A must see if you're visiting Kauai. I would not necessarily take a tour but a leisurely drive. The drive down was curvy and if you easily get motion sickness this could be an issue.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove the Waimea Canyon Drive. You can pull off at several vistas. Amazing views and well worth the drive.

Thank wbrigance
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank DWbiker
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

1  Thank Sally P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and for good reason! Go as early as you can in the morning for the best views. Drive straight to the top and work your way down stopping at the many lookout points! You will be rewarded...More

1  Thank Fred N
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

2  Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Jessica T
Reviewed 4 days ago

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!

1  Thank PaparazziStaff
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Gina G
What is the name of the app for Waimea Canyon?
17 June 2017|
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Response from ldtolson |
Shaka app for Waimea Canyon and Napali Coast
if driving yourself, when is the best time to leave in order to miss the tour buses?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Cyndy S | Reviewed this property |
early! 7-8 am.
We will be arriving the week of December 21-29 for our daughter's wedding. What are the weather conditions in the Canyon that week?
15 April 2017|
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Response from baltimoregirl07 | Reviewed this property |
Look at weather reports but it should be pleasant but may be a little cool.