Waimea “Grand” Canyon Kauai

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  13.04.2021
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As if Kauai does not have adequate going all out, the island additionally flaunts a canyon so magnificent that it’s called “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Waimea Canyon, situated in Waimea Canyon State Park, is the Pacific’s biggest canyon at greater than 10 miles long as well as approximately a mile vast and also 3,500 feet deep. The must-see canyon lies on Kauai’s western side, concerning 11 miles north of Kekaha on Koke’e Road (Highway 550). Like the very best points in Kauai, admission is complimentary. The highway, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to the primary forget as well as a 2nd ignore (Pu’u Hinahina Lookout) further up the roadway.

You will certainly undergo the community of Waimea to arrive, a great location to quit previously and also after the drive to the canyon. After Waimea, the two-lane roadway is rather barren, and also the landscapes en route to the canyon differs anything you’ll discover in other places on the island. It’s drier on this side of the island and also there are panoramas that resemble something from the Lord of the Rings films. As soon as you reach the canyon you’ll be impressed just how it actually appears like the Grand Canyon in Arizona, yet with plant.

There are a number of routes in the Waimea Canyon location, consisting of the preferred Canyon Trail that takes walkers to the top of Waipo’o Falls.

On the whole, it’s not unexpected that Waimea Canyon is ranked by many individuals as the top traveler destination on the whole island of Kauai.

Waimea Canyon is relatively near to the Poipu location however further away from Kapaa as well as the Princeville/Hanalei locations. However anywhere you’re remaining on the island, a journey to the canyon is well worth it. (We commonly go to Waimea Canyon on Fridays to go to Hanapepe Art Night en route back.).

The park is open throughout daytime hrs.

Area at Google Maps

Waimea Canyon Photos

Over as well as listed below: The primary Waimea Canyon Lookout has amazing sights of the canyon.

Over: Public washrooms at the major hunt.

Over: Vendors can typically be discovered at the major hunt.

Over: Waimea Canyon Lookout car parking.

Over and also listed below: The Pu’u Hinahina Lookout, at regarding mile pen 13.5, has significant sights of Waimea Canyon.

Over as well as listed below: The Pu’u Ka Pele Lookout, near mile pen 13, has the closest sights of Waipoo Falls.

Over: Facilities at the Pu’u Ka Pele Lookout. There is additionally an outing location.

Below: Map revealing the places of Pu’u Hinahina as well as Pu’u Ka Pele Viewpoints. (Click on picture for Google Maps).

Over and also listed below: The drive to as well as from Waimea Canyon is high as well as winding. Beware!

Over: The “restricted island” of Niihau.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Kauai Surf Report is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new sports with everything surfing at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2019 to help loyal readers with surfing and water sporting tips.