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Canyon Trail

Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Easy walk, amazing views of the canyon

This is one of the shorter walks in the state park. It has incredible views of the canyon and isn't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
On Top of the World

We stopped at the Kokee Museum to get a map and some advice about which hike to tackle since much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Average5%
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Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the shorter walks in the state park. It has incredible views of the canyon and isn't too taxing. If you have a four wheel drive you can drive down the dirt road and cut out a lot of the walk (we...More

Thank MynameisAsh
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at the Kokee Museum to get a map and some advice about which hike to tackle since much of the written information seemed contradictory -some with "difficult" ratings. We were advised that the Canyon Trail hike was not particularly challenging so with that...More

Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up expecting a map of the trails here and found the one sign for the Canyon Trail did not help much. We started down it, but were so uncertain of what lay ahead that we took advice from others who were finding it...More

1  Thank plmn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned a day to drive up the Canyon road but brought water and snacks and our hiking poles.we decided on a whim to do this 4 mile trail.we are 53 and 49 years old.the poles helped with inclines but you could do the trail...More

2  Thank nursekathy64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're in our 50s and had 2 teen-agers with us. We hiked to Waipo'o Falls starting at the Pu' u Hinahina trail, which is the most common launch point. Don't underestimate this hike. Parts of this hike are more of a climb than a hike...More

1  Thank triton76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this trail as far as Waipo'o Falls. It was raining, so the trail was very muddy and slippery. Because it was raining, we were in the clouds, so the views left a lot to be desired. However, it was a very pretty hike,...More

Thank Oscar_Retriever
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Hiking in Kauai is a must...at any skill level. All the Flora, fauna and waterfalls can't be missed! Only thing that surprised me was there were rats at the waterfalls! They were darting in and out from behind big rocks and boulders. Can't blame them...if...More

Thank AutumnMcCall
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great trail but prepare for it with hiking boots and water. Just remember that the trail that goes straight down leads to a return trip that is all up hill.

Thank sea7breeze
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

There are trails from short and sweet to long and hard. Some can be slippery (loose dirt on rock). Bring plenty of water. It can be really hot with no shade and humidity like you have never seen before. There is a waterfall on one...More

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This hike is quite short, has minimal elevation change, yet delivers a world class view. Be patient...the glorious views don't happen until near the end of the trail, but it is only a two mile hike out to the top of the Waipoo Falls. The...More

2  Thank pd2think
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Where do we park to hike the trail? Thank you
26 April 2017|
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Response from drock3029 | Reviewed this property |
Just to add to Sylvie's response. she is correct, there are technically two starting points to the Canyon Trail. I have done both and the one that starts at Pu‘u Hinahina Lookout is the better more interesting path. The... More
Hi, Can my 6 1/2 year old son do the trail?
23 July 2016|
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Response from Ness S | Reviewed this property |
Maybe some initial part. I would not be comfortable taking a 6-7 year old on this trek as some parts are tricky, although there are kids that age that we saw on the trail.
Hi Alyssa, Thanks for the great review. You mentioned a 20 minute walk over rocks. I'm wondering how long did it take you to do the roundtrip hike? Is it too treacherous for someone with low back issues? Also is the accidentally trail on the left worth going to for a swimming hole?
29 February 2016|
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Response from Kip F | Reviewed this property |
HI, well my spouse and I did this trail after it had been raining for most of the month, so it was muddy as I say in my recent review. On the back issues, I have a bad back, but it is never bothered by hiking, just sitting... More