Where? : Located on the high mountain range at the southwest side of Kauai island.
What? : Waimea Canyon is considered to be Hawaii's version of the Grand Canyon, much smaller and much greener.
When? : Year round.
Due note 1: The drive to Waimea Canyon is relatively long, especially if you're staying on the north side of the island. Prepare for a full day trip.
Due note 2: If you plan to hike at the park do not bring hiking shows, trail can get muddy after rain !
Due note 3: Check the weather and see when it is raining, when it rains the trail will get muddy and the clouds may hide the vista.
My thoughts: Amazing canyon and waterfalls view, many viewing points on the way up the mountain ridge, enjoy the changing view from each one. A lot of hiking options.
Links to more Blogs on Hawaii:
- Maui – Overview, Visit Planning and Tips
- Big Island – Overview, Visit Planning and Tips
- Kauai - Island Visit and Trip Planning
- Kauai - Queen's Bath
- Kauai - Hanalei Beach
- Kauai - Turtle Cave
- Kauai - Wailua Falls
- Kauai - Poipu Beach
- Kauai - Sealodge Beach
- Kauai - Waimea Canyon State Park
- Kauai - Anini Beach and Kalihikai Park