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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.

Amazing views of the Na Pali Coast, but we had to cut our hike because the trail was impassable. Often had to walk through mud or puddles on this trail. But it is one of the wettest spots in the world so that is to be expected.

The hike is moderate, most of it is shaded. The waterfall was disappointing, but the view on top of the canyon out to the Pacific was breathtaking! Definitely worth the trip!

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.

a fabulous hike!
the phea part of hike is terrible and muddy but the swamp is worth it
leave no later than 0800 so you will not be clouded in at the lookout

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.

Beautiful ! Even though the fog rolled in on us, it made for some great photos and we had rainbow halos around our heads when we looked into it. Trail is strenuous in spots coming up, but easy to step aside and take a break if needed.

Unfortunately it was raining the entire hike. Very muddy and it was slippery. Lots of people. It was a fun trip none the less. There were chickens even up there. haha.

25 days ago

Incredible views most of the way but a disappointment to end up at the river which has a swift current. Difficult getting back out but still nice views coming back. Loose gravel so a hiking pole would be recommended.

Heavily trafficked so be prepared to fight the crowds, nice views and pretty easy hike for all skill levels.

25 days ago

This is a tougher hike but worth it as you are likely to see no one else on the trail. Make it to the end and you are rewarded for all your hard work. Wear appropriate shoes.

25 days ago

Best hike in Kauai hands down, unmatched views and a quick out and back. Would recommend to just about anyone with reasonable experience.