wild flowers


kid friendly

nature trips


trail running

no dogs

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.

2 hours ago

Very scenic trail, I loved it!

2 hours ago

The view at the end of the trail is just amazing but honestly I wouldn't recommend it for a first time in Waimea Canyon.

1 day ago

Got on the trail at 7:15. Forgot to record the trip in ...
Saw no one on the trip in - had the place to ourselves. Chose the perfect day. Best possible view from the outlook, nearest cloud was miles away. One of the tougher "moderate" hikes we've done.

3 days ago

This is an easy hike to an amazing view.... if you don't have clouds and rain. :(
We waited over an hour to catch any glimpse of sunlight and to see the valley and ocean and Kalalau. I'd love to come back on a better day. BUT it was exciting to see goats on the mountain side and two goats that came up on the trail near us!

Great hike with beautiful canyon views and a nice swim at the bottom.

4 days ago

This trail was a muddy mess when we came. It was foggy for most of it and so we only got to see beautiful views for a moment. I've heard this trail can be one of the best in Kauai, but from what I experienced I wasn't too impressed. It was okay and I'd still be open to trying it again though.

on Awa'awapuhi Trail

8 days ago

11 days ago

Unique canyon views through the hike, taking in the vastness of the Little Grand Canyon from below its walls. Look for the mile 8 road marker - there is no parking lot. Stick to the right at the start of the nature loop and look for that trail head sign to pop up quickly.
Red dirt stretches make it a dry day hike without exception. Coming back up wasn't as bad as I thought, in fact the downhill was tougher on my body. At the bottom, the river is a nice place to cool off and play on the rocks. Definitely bring bug spray for mosquitos near the bottom (when you hit jungle) and at the river. Well worth your time and effort!

16 days ago

Amazing views. There are a couple camping areas as well. Highly recommend this hike, however it does get fairly narrow with some erosion on parts of the trail.