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Distance:
0 Miles / 0 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~5 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Waimea Canyon State Park
Town:
Waimea, Hawaii
Directions:
22.101666, -159.677295
Added:
June 28, 2022
Updated:
July 23, 2022
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Total Change
8 '

Ascent
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The Waipo'o Falls Lookout at Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea, Hawaii (Kauai) is an easy loop or out-and-back walk that leads to a roadside vista of Waipo'o Falls cascading several thousand feet into Waimea Canyon.

This is not really a hike or a walk, but rather a nice quick roadside stop along a self-guided tour of Kauai. Hikers can actually reach the top of the 800-foot cascade of Waipo'o Falls by hiking the Canyon Trail to Waipo'o Falls at Waimea Canyon State Park for a moderate to difficult 3.3-mile out-and-back trek. Note that the view from this lookout is far better than the on-trail view, since it's impossible to see the 800-foot cascade from the top of the waterfall.

Parking
Visitors will find a parking turnout by the vista. The turnout is large enough for a few vehicles. Across the street is a picnic area with more parking.

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.

Explore 51 trails near Waimea, HI
  1. Parking

    22.101666, -159.677295
  2. Main Trailhead

    22.101697, -159.677312
  3. View of Waipo'o Falls

    22.101575, -159.6772
    View of Waipo'o Falls
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