Nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, Waimea Canyon is a large canyon, about ten miles long and up to 3,600 feet deep.
This beautiful canyon was formed by erosion from the Waimea River, the canyon boasts a colorful array of red, brown and green hues which are complimented by waterfalls and frequent rainbows.
Challenging hiking and hunting trails wind through the canyon.
Two lookouts, the Puu ka Pele and Puu hinahina, have parking and provide breathtaking views.
The main road, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to a lower lookout point and the main Waimea Canyon Overlook, offering views of Kauai’s dramatic interior. The road continues into the mountains and ends at Kokee State Park. There are numerous trails to traverse for beginners and seasoned hikers alike.
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes, bring sunblock, water and tissue for the tears that flow when you take in this breath taking natural wonder.