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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Waimea Canyon State Park Reviews
My wife and I took a short drive west around the island from Poipu Kapili to hike the canyon. It was very impressive and quite beautiful. I would highly recommend it for a 2-hr hike in the early.... more »
The road was easy and all directions were really clear, impossible to loose the way. Nice location and lookouts, unfortunately the best spot ( Pu'u O Kila ) was quite foggy but this is nature. more »
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.
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