Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kekaha, Hawaii that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Waimea: Follow Highway 550 northward into Koke'e State Park. Turn right on to Halemanu Drive, which is a short distance past mile fourteen. Follow this road to the Halemanu-Koke'e Trailhead. (A four-wheel drive vehicle is necessary on this road if rain is in the forecast.)
Beautiful views of the canyon. Worth every bit of the walk. Small waterfall and pond st the end where we had lunch. The trail can be slippery, most of my group took a soft fall at some point so shoes with good traction and/or walking sticks can be helpful.
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!
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.
Heavily trafficked so be prepared to fight the crowds, nice views and pretty easy hike for all skill levels.
Must do this if u in Kauai ! Bring a sandwich and few frozen bottles of water with u! Try to find a stick on the way. Hiking shoes are suggested! Whole hike will take bout 2-3 hrs with few min stopes at falls! Don't forget to dive in the waterfalls. No sharks , I promise ! The views are just out of this world ! Enjoy