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Koke'e Mountains

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Address: Waimea, Kauai, HI

Mountains on Kauai that offer many hiking trails.

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Amazing views

The Koke'e mountains are stunning. There are lots of great places to take in the view, with Kalaulau being the most stunning in my opinion. There are some hiking trails, but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Koke'e mountains are stunning. There are lots of great places to take in the view, with Kalaulau being the most stunning in my opinion. There are some hiking trails, but they are not recommended for novice hikers. There are many instances where you might have to jump across a gap, or tread on some slippery terrain. The trails are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trails and views surrounding the Koke'e mountains are nothing but stunning. With the views of Waimea Canyon nearby and hikes and drives that lead to views of the Napali coast, this is unparalleled. Don't miss a drive up into the Koke'e mountains. Simply amazing!

Thank Rodney B
Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Go to the end of the road on Highway 550 and you will get some spectacular views of these mountains. They are unlike anything I've seen anywhere else. Imposing, steep and lush.

Thank mrt1955
Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This look out is at the very end of the canyon. It was incredibly gorgeous, with the ocean and mountains, and we were lucky enough to see a rainbow! Amazing look out!

Thank Briana V
Panton, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

You do not need to sign up for a tour to go to this overlook at the end of Koke'e Rd. After you view Waimea Canyon (from the Waimea Canyon Rd., not Koke'e Rd., continue on to the end of the road to see stunning views of the ocean and the backside of the Napali Coast. Once again, the parking... More 

Thank Diovt
Murrieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

from the land, sea or air. They are a majestic beauty that forms the Napali Coast. Fantastic views are afforded by tour boat, plane or helicopter tour, via road or hiking. This is A MUST SEE when on the island of Kaua'i.

Thank SoCalOregonian
Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had the good fortune to see and photograph these beautiful mountains from a doors-off helicopter and from the lookout. They are world-class spectacular. I was lucky while at the Kalalua lookout to get several pictures of the mountains and valley with a huge rainbow spanning the entire valley. Priceless.

Thank socal13
San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Koke'e mountains are the mountains that make up the Napali coast and where the Waimea canyon wanders through. There are numerous hiking trails and lookouts to enjoy the scenery.

Thank csarchibald
Humble, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Drive, helicopter, or boat just go see this amazing piece of Kauai. God made this place to be seen and enjoyed.

Thank Greg m
Aiken, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The views of the Kalalau Valley were beautiful. There are two overlooks (Kalalau and Pu'u O Kila) to see the valley. Go to both to get different angles of the valley and ocean below.

Thank PBM760

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