0.1 Miles
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
Surface Type:
Pu'u ka Pele Forest Reserve
Waimea, Hawaii
21.992529, -159.674068
June 28, 2022
July 06, 2022
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The Waimea Canyon South Lookout at the Pu'u ka Pele Forest Reserve in Waimea, Hawaii (Kauai) is an easy 0.1-mile out-and-back roadside stop that features beautiful views of the southern section of Waimea Canyon.

This is not a hike, but rather a short walk from the road, over the guardrail, to some nice vista points along the canyon's rim. The track depicted here follows some non-official paths that lead to different vantage points.

Visitors will find parking along the road.

Slippery terrain: Watch your steps along this trail, especially if visiting in shoes with minimal (or no) grip as one false step could send you falling into the canyon.

Respecting the Land
Hawaiian land is considered sacred to native Hawaiians and many locals, so please stay on-trail, take nothing but photos, and leave nothing but footprints. Respect the locals - don't stay for long and have a backup hike planned in case the parking lot is full.

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47 '

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Trail added
June 28, 2022
Updated on
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0.1 miles
June 25, 2022

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