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Waipo’o Falls

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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Hwy 550, Kokee State Park, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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All reviews beautiful waterfall fun hike wheel drive lookout point long hike waimea canyon state park take your time well worth the effort incredible views trail head swimming hole viewable viewpoint zoom turnouts payoff elevation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are the falls you will encounter when you visit the Waimea Canyon Lookout. Consequently, this isn't a separate attraction. The 800 foot falls are viewable only from a distance. So, bring you camera with zoom or binoculars if you want to get "close up."...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WarrenFretwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because of all the rain during the evenings while we were on Kauai, the Waipo'o Falls in Waimea Canyon was pounding! From every look-out, we could see the long dual streams of the waterfall thundering down hundreds of feet. It was spectacular! The roadside stops...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vermonters210
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

What a view! Not just of the falls but of the canyon too. Absolutely loved it even when it poured down. It can be slippery underfoot but if you take your time it is safe enough.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rtmwc
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Viewable from the Waimea Canyon Lookout and from a few turnouts along the highway on the way up the canyon. The hike takes you to the top of the falls and although there are beautiful views from there you don't see the beauty of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We took the 4wd trail to the trail head. Had a Nissan rogue, and it coped fine -we're not usual 4wds. Wouldn't attempt if wet. We had a dry morning. Hike is short, 30mins from carpark to the start of the falls. Great canyon views,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peta O
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Viewable from the lookout, but definitely at a distance. I recommend binoculars and/or a good zoom lens on your camera.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J-from-Marysville
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We hiked in from the road since we didn’t have 4 wheel drive. It was a nice hike. Not too challenging. The views were beautiful. We hiked to the top of the falls. It was a lot of fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Shaun G
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This waterfall is only viewable from helicopters. Otherwise it's required quite a bit of hiking. But all nature around is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dionissio
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Beautiful views of the falls and the canyon which bears more than a passing resemblance to the Grand Canyon - in miniature. Plenty of parking and restrooms and a food and drink stand there as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The waterfall is near the road and the view of the river is across the street! Very easy for handicapped people! I recommend it as a must see attraction!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Betsy K
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Response from 751shanel | Reviewed this property |
free, just have to find a parking space