Looking for a great trail in Koke'e State Park, Kauai? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in Koke'e State Park ranging from 2.3 to 16.8 miles and from 3,520 to 4,235 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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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.

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muddy
23 hours ago

The trail has breath taking views. The muddy part of the trail is only the beginning and the rest is fine as you will be on boardwalks. It is one of the most rainy spots in the world but the rain passed for us after about 20 minutes. The swap was amazing. It’s a hike I would do again. The last part seems long on the way there but it’s only two miles and well worth it with the over look. If it’s cloudy you can try waiting for it to clear.

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muddy
1 day ago

Unforgettable, rewarding views at the very end. Otherwise, the majority of the hike is spent in the tropical forest with little to no views. Steady decline down and incline back up. Moderate hike if you are in decent shape. Trail conditions were horribly muddy the first mile and a half out - bring good traction and start early, as parking fills up quick. Plenty of shade until the end. Enjoy!

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muddy
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

Definitely harder than I thought it would be, and climbing up near-vertical dirt walls was not something I was ready for. While climbing all the steep slopes was doable, it was definitely not easy climbing back down. The trail wasn’t muddy but parts were slick. I didn’t feel it was worth the trek. The view was completely obscured by clouds the entire time. I would consider doing this trail again, but it’s not at the top of my list.

muddy
washed out
3 days ago

It was wonderful in the morning alone at the waterfall to have breakfast with the noise in the back and the magnificent view in the Waimea Canyon. Not suitable for insecure runners. Partly very slippery and also heels over stones / between stones. Taking care with children - the trail is partly along a cliff.

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muddy
scramble
3 days ago

the end scramble up is NOT worth it. this trail is very muddy and have several sections that you need to climb mud banks. the views of the canyon in the left side on the way out is great. the opening near the end, before the big climb, is the best of the trail. finish the trail if you like climbing mud walls.

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muddy
3 days ago

take a AWD/4WD car in (starting at the split into kokee park) to save you about 2 miles of walking. great views of the canyon with little effort. actual waterfall is disappointing. looks like 10ft tall with a kiddie pool with of water at the bottom. both of the falls.

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closed
muddy
over grown
3 days ago

trail is technically closed so you'll have to climb past the fence and ignore several "do not enter" signs. trail gives amazing view of the canyon, jagged ridges, and coast line. extremely dangerous with tight trail on crumbling dirt that could theoretically drop you several thousand feet to certain death. very muddy and very steep climb/decent. bring good grippy boots and trekking poles.

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muddy
3 days ago

No need to drive down to the parking areas if you aren’t in a 4x4 vehicle. Just walk

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muddy
4 days ago

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muddy
6 days ago

This is an amazing pay off hike. Muddy, of course, but once you get to the end you won't care. The fog hung on more than we wished it would have during our time there, but the view was still spectacular. If you're here on a good, clear day you'll be blown away. Definitely a must-do for any moderate to high level hiker. Took us 4 hrs total with about 30 min enjoying the view. Hiking poles aren't necessary, but are helpful in the slippery parts. Enjoy!

Awesome trail!! Beautiful views of the canyon and leads to two parts of the waterfall! The trail to the left at the end of the canyon ridge leads to the waterfall with the pool that you can swim in. The trail to the right leads to another part of the waterfall that is beautiful and steep. Lots of mud and steep trail so bring good shoes and prepare to get messy! :) so fun!

Amazing view of the canyon!!! Also beautiful waterfalls! The trail split to two diff parts of the waterfall. Both are worth seeing. The split to the left has a pool that you can swim in with the waterfall. Super muddy as usual so bring good shoes that you can get super messy. It was awesome!!

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muddy
scramble
6 days ago

awesome trail. do this and look off at some of the look outside and you just saved money on a helicopter tour. the road down to the trail head would be doable with 4x4 and will save you 1.6 miles. well worth taking your rental jeep down there. obviously hiking shoes are a must and poles would help.

closed
muddy
rocky
6 days ago

Amazing views and scary dangerous! always be aware of where your feet are when you get your phone out to take pictures or anything like that. This Trail is right on the edge of a cliff almost all the time and it is breathtaking with with amazing views. it is quite a bit shorter than reported on this app. I got 1.19 miles there and 1.19 back.

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closed
muddy
7 days ago

Absolutely worth risking your life for this trail. We had sweet valley to ocean views the entire hike out to the vista. I’m a pretty seasoned hiker and I found myself nervous on some of these sketchy knife-edge paths. I believe the trail is usually labeled as closed, but today was drier than most Kauai mountain days so we took the chance. Even without rain the trail is muddy and slippery right up to the edge of these dramatic cliffs. I didn’t fall myself, but witnessed 3 people almost tumble off the edge who were wearing sneakers. Tsk tsk. We had hiking boots and trekking poles which we quickly learned were essentials for this hike. If it’s raining or just rained a good bit I wouldn’t even chance it. There looks like a lot of areas below the trail that would wash out if the ground is too saturated. If it’s good weather, DO IT! One of the best trails I’ve done in my entire life. There were also mountain goats all over the trail lol.

We must have hit a lucky weather pattern because we had fantastic views all directions along the ridge. Birds sang to us often on the trail but they were shy and didn’t show their full- selves, except the white-tailed tropicbird that flew overhead. The road in was too steep and rutted for our rental car at one point, so we parked and walked .75 miles to the trailhead. Loved this hike.

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fee
muddy
rocky
10 days ago

Had a great hike after driving for 1 hr + on the Canyon Trail. My boyfriend and i made it to the first 2 falls and back in about 2 hrs. Its a haul on the way back up (up hill almost the whole way) so I recommend lots of water and intermediate experience. If you take it slow, you’ll be fine. It definitely was muddy in patches but nothing compared to other hikes we’ve done on the island. The falls are gorgeous and well worth the sweat! There are even pools you can jump into if you’d like. Have fun and be safe!

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