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Canyon Trail

Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Wet but worth it

As a very novice hiker this was a little challenging but well within basic abilities. The rain made... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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Not worth the effort

We are from Utah so we know how to hike. This hike is not worth the effort. The canyon views from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rebecca M
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“waipo'o falls” (23 reviews)
“great hike” (25 reviews)
“small waterfall” (18 reviews)
Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a very novice hiker this was a little challenging but well within basic abilities. The rain made for some challenges, see fell down very slippery part of hill and got covered in mud, so would recommend shoes with good tread especially if it has...More

Thank S P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Utah so we know how to hike. This hike is not worth the effort. The canyon views from the overlooks were better. The hike is steep and slick when it's wet. The waterfall at the end is more like one of the...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 18 August 2017

A bit challenging but well worth the effort. There are two waterfalls when you get to the end. Many people miss one or the other. One is close to the edge of the canyon wall and the other one is about one hundred yards back....More

3  Thank Rosario C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I and 2 kids did the hiking. It was definitely not an easy hike, but the the reward was great. My kids also enjoyed it too.

Thank shoshosho
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This hike is quite frightening at the end when hiking beside an open edge alongside the canyon, especially when it is easy to lose footing on the slippery red rock. Fairly easy hike and is downhill for the 1st mile but isn't as bad as...More

2  Thank alexsept07
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The trail is varied and it provides spectacular views at the lookout. Well worth the time. If I could change one thing I would recommend that the trail be better marked. Also, instead of just signs with names and arrows that they at least once...More

Thank rodr
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Took us 2.5h for 4 mile trip. Very steep a lot of the way. Views to die for!!!! Allow plenty of time and take lots water

2  Thank NZNance
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We (4 folks in our early 50s, in good shape) hiked this path in early July. It is not a long hike but it is quite steep in places and when we hiked, there had not been much rain and the earth was loose and...More

1  Thank Becca3
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the first hike that anybody should do in the canyon. It gives your wonderful perspective of a beautiful falls. Challenging but not too challenging easily doable for the average hiker.

Thank Deliasata
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We hiked the Canyon trail and it's a pretty difficult trail with lots of rocks, roots, to climb over with several inclines / declines along the way, but the reward at the end is amazing! We did a helicopter tour the day before so we...More

3  Thank eatsleeptour
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25 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
22 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.
28 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