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Koke'e State Park

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Address: Kokee Rd, Hwy 550, Kekaha, Kauai, HI 96796
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+1 808-335-9975

A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of...

A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.

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Fantastic State Park

Kokee State Park is located just north of Waimea Canyon State Park in the northwest corner of Kauai. To get there take Highway 550 north from the town of Waimea (this road ends in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kokee State Park is located just north of Waimea Canyon State Park in the northwest corner of Kauai. To get there take Highway 550 north from the town of Waimea (this road ends in Kokee State Park). The Kokee Museum is located inside this State Park at mile marker 15 and is a great place to stop and look around.... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trails are very poorly marked and the trail is no more than a goat track....be very careful even on something marked 'Moderate' or easy....this is misleading

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is so high up that it's cool on a hot day. It's hard to predict when the clouds clear up at the top since you can't see the lookouts from down below. Bring food and water and stay a while. Hike the Pihea Trail at the top for the best views along the ridge. At the very end,... More 

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Murrieta, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is OK on a clear day, but if it is cloudy you won't see much and it is a long twisty road. OK if you don't have anything else to do or you like the mountain.

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Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an overcast day. When we first got to the last lookout, you couldn't see anything. We waited just a few minutes and the breeze blew the clouds away and it was as clear as could be. It was a unique experience to be on top of a mountain with your head in the clouds.

Thank 196LindaC
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Take an entire day to explore the Koke'e State Park! Definitely take some time in the visitor center and find out about the numerous hiking trails. Make sure you check the weather forecast. The anapali Foast is best observed early in the morning when there aphas been no rain. Drive all the way to the end! Kalalau Lookout and beyond!... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Majestic views at two lookouts that do not disappoint. Make sure to get up to Puu o KIla Lookout early as clouds can roll in and you can't see anything. Also, the Awa’awapuhi Trail is a must. It's about 6.2 miles round trip, so a bit of a time investment but the vista is unbelievable. In fact, the trail is... More 

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Koloa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

A must see on your trip to Kauai....so gorgeous and a great way to cool off a little. Kalalau Lookout and Waimea Canyon (Kauai's Little Grand Canyon) Lookout are majestic and give you an idea of the topography of this oldest Hawaiian Island. Ask at the Museum for what trails look best that day....there are many and for every fitness... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

During rainy season, the views can be socked in with clouds. We picked a relatively good weather day to go in late February. When we arrived at the Koke'e Museum at 10 am, staff told us GO NOW to the lookouts. Clouds are usually less in the morning. Kalaulau lookout over the Na Pali valley was wonderfully evocative with clouds... More 

Thank Vancouvoid
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Around 10 miles going up a mountain. Two lanes. Place to stop to overlook but not necessary. Winding roads. No gas stations. Great views driving up and back. Nice small town at the bottom with local eateries and shopping. Once at the Grand Canyon of the Pacific free parking and restroom. Handicap accessible. Local food truck. A local that says... More 

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