Koke'e State Park offers commanding views of the lush, amphitheater-headed Kalalau Valley from 4000 feet elevation. Wildland picnicking, tent camping and lodging. Hiking in native rain forest and along rim of Waimea Canyon; additional trails in neighboring forest reserves. Excellent area for observation of native plants, forest birds and insects. Seasonal plum picking and trout fishing. Pig hunting in public hunting area.
Magnificent views of the canyon looking out to the Napali Coast. Did this hike while we were waiting for our late night flight and am so happy I did. The canyon is beautiful. The beginning of the hike is cool as the path is lined in red mud. Can be slippery in spots when you get more into the jungle.
Only did the first mile and back of this hike, on a windy and slightly rainy day. The trail is wet! Though that's probably to be expected on something with "swamp" in the title. The clouds managed to clear for a few minutes and we got some nice views. Towards the end of the first mile the trail gets pretty slippery with mud and some running water, and gets pretty steep (we were on hands and feet a few times taking it slow), so be careful! But if you have the time to take it slow and are comfortable, it's a nice hike along a beautiful ridge with some excellent views.