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Canyon Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.7 mile 4.3 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 768' 234 m
Descent: -500' -152 m
High: 3,780' 1,152 m
Low: 3,062' 933 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Steve Jackson

Spectacular views of the Waimea Canyon from the rim.

Steve Jackson

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Description

The Canyon Trail winds along the canyon rim. I stopped at a picnic bench for a great view and snacks. This bench unexpectedly appears and must have been helicoptered in. Its a great place for pictures and quiet reflection.

Past the bench you'll see Waipo'o Falls and then likely more people running form Puu Hinahina lookout to go to the falls. The water flow from Kokee stream can change and with it the gushing of the 800 foot falls and the more challenging crossing of the stream. Once across the stream, it's a slippery climb to the junction of the Halemanu-Kokee Trail.

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Panoramic view of Waimea Canyon all the way to the ocean.
Jan 20, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Kokee creek as it spills over and becomes Waipo'o falls.
Jan 20, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Fine view from the Canyon Trail into Waimea Canyon.
Jan 20, 2016 near Waimea, HI
Waipo'o Falls on Canyon Trail in Waimea Canyon, Kauai, HI.
Jul 24, 2019 near Waimea, HI
Waipo'o Falls, Waimea Canyon, Waimea - 800 foot falls!
Jan 21, 2016 near Waimea, HI
View of Waipo'o falls from the Canyon Trail.
Jan 20, 2016 near Waimea, HI

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