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.
Tours To Waimea Canyon State Park
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Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Waimea Canyon State Park Reviews
The Canyon is stunning. There is a museum a few miles up the road from the look out. Parking $5 CC only. All too often people want to compare it to the Grand Canyon. It only compares in that they are.... more »
It rained but we hiked anyway. What amazing rainbows that day! Make sure you have good hiking shoes and don't mind getting wet because it rains every day in Jan! 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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