Waimea Canyon Lookout

Kauai Sight

Pu`u Hinahina Lookout provides one of the most dramatic ways to view Waimea Canyon. The canyon is ten miles long, a mile wide, and more than 3,500 feet deep. While smaller than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, it is truly a spectacular sight and one of the major natural attractions of the Garden Isle. From this lookout you can see all the way down to the Pacific Ocean from atop the Canyon walls. Additionally this location provides you the opportunity to get a clear view of the forbidden island of Ni'ihau offshore 17 miles away. Facilities are available at this location. The Puu Hinahina Lookout is at mile marker 13, just over three miles past the Waimea Canyon Lookout. A "new spur trail" also now connects this lookout to the Canyon and Cliff trails. It's a bit steep, but is a noteworthy connection to the two trails atop the Canyon.

Kokee and Waimea State Park Don't forget to check our Koke'e State Park Hiking page for information on all the incredible trails inside the park. On that page we've also posted a map of the entire area (Koke'e and Waimea State Parks) for you to download and print out at home. The Koke'e Lodge and Museum will also have maps available, but we'd definitely advise you to go ahead and review the map and become familiar with the area. The crisscrossing of trails and 4x4 roads can be confusing at first, but once you select your routes, it's not too bad. Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions.

Waimea Canyon Map

Waimea Canyon Map

Featured Waimea Canyon Tours

Our featured listings are some of the best Waimea Canyon Tours you'll find anywhere- from full-day hikes, family-friendly sightseeing tours, and spectacular helicopter tours that'll have you soaring right into this geologic marvel. These tours stand out for their exceptional guides, unique experiences, and their focus on highlighting what makes Waimea Canyon truly shine. Book your adventure today!  

Hiking Gear

Make a great adventure even better by being prepared for anything you encounter along the trail. From great hiking boots, adventure cameras, Hawaii guidebooks, and more, we have a wide variety of hiking gear and travel supplies you'll need. Browse our selections, pick up what you need, and be safe, comfy, and well-outfitted with Hawaii Guide. Mahalo! 

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Article Edited/Contributed by: John C. Derrick
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