Waimea Canyon State Park
Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon State Park

Top 33% of attractions in Hawaii
8 / 10

7 expert reviews

“A mile wide, 3,600 feet deep, and 14 miles long, depending on whom you ask, Kauai’s counterpart to Arizona’s icon deserves accolades for its beauty alone.”

– Frommer's

Lonely Planet
" The canyon running in an easterly direction off Waimea Canyon is Koaiʻe Canyon, an area accessible to backcountry hikers. " Full review
Lonely Planet
Top Choice
"Of all Kauaʻi’s unique wonders, none can touch Waimea Canyon for grandeur." Full review
"Carved over countless centuries by the Waimea River and the forces of wind and rain, Waimea Canyon is a dramatic gorge nicknamed the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific"." Full review
"Rusty hues of red, brown and purple wash over the valleys, which were carved by the ancient rivers and floods that flowed from the rains atop Mount Waialeale’s summit. " Full review
Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The deeply scarred canyon walls, carved from rivers that pour down from Mt. Waialeale's wet summit, shimmer and shine in the sunlight like a palette of deep-hued jewels." Full review

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