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Waimea Canyon State Park, Waimea

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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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  • We stopped into the Grand Canyon of Hawaii to do the canyon trail to waipu falls. The trail was well marked and well groomed and offered some incredible views that you’d see of Jurassic park... 
    We stopped into the Grand Canyon of Hawaii to do the canyon trail to waipu falls. The trail was well marked and well groomed and offered some incredible views that you’d see of Jurassic park...  more »
  • A great place to view the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, as Mark Twain dubbed it. Short drive from Waimea with more great views on the drive. There is a fee to pay, which supports the park and the... 
    A great place to view the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, as Mark Twain dubbed it. Short drive from Waimea with more great views on the drive. There is a fee to pay, which supports the park and the...  more »
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  • Stunning views with super easy access! We drove through the park stopping at scenic outlooks and got to see stunning views of the canyon. The views get better as you go further in. We decided to take one of the hiking trails and realized quickly we were not well prepared so make sure to do your research if you want to hike. There is a small fee as you get further into the park, you can pay at machines in the parking lot. The views were stunning and much more than we expected
  • This is by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever been! The views over the canyon are absolutely breathtaking. There is a very nice lookout area with some good views and photo spots. There are also a couple trails that you can walk/hike that have some good views as well (although they are a bit challenging). Overall a must-visit place on the island.

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