Trip Report: Kauai 2012 (part 3) Waimea Canyon

 

Index

Intro & United economy plus Chicago to Lihue
Sheraton Kauai resort and spa
Waimea Canyon
St. Regis Princeville
Kayaking to Secret Falls
Queensbath and Hideaway Beach
Hiking Kalalau Trail
Napali coast boat ride
Grand Hyatt Kauai
Westin Princeville
Food and Drink of Kauai
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FLASHBACK TRIP REPORT!

Wiamea Canyon

After checking out of the Sheraton Kauai we decided to drive over to Waimea Canyon since we were already on the southern side of the island the drive wouldn’t be as far.  Once you get to the base of the canyon you need to start to drive up some very hilly and winding roads.

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On our way to Waimea Canyon

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Twisty roads ahead

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Getting higher

Once we got the first lookout we were amazed by the scenery.  I had never seen any pictures of Waimea Canyon so I was blown away by the size and beauty of it all. We stopped at most all the lookouts along the way up and also stopped along the way to get a map to get some information on some hiking trails in the area.

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First views-beautiful

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Lots of chickens and roosters in Kauai

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Niihau

When you get to the the very end of the road at Wiamea Canyon you are at Kalalau lookout which is very amazing and scenic!!  The view points out to the ocean and the Napali coast line and down into the valley are unforgettable!!! Just don’t stand to close to the ledge!

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Wiamea Canyon is a must do for any visitor of Kauai and next time we visit Kauai I want to stop here again and do some more actual hiking in the area.

-pointspinnalce


 

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