Waimea Canyon Drive

Scenic Drive in Waimea Canyon State Park

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In addition to jaw-dropping canyon vistas and ocean views, you can also see several fine specimens of native trees, including koa and ohia, as well as invasive species such as kiawe. The valuable hardwood koa proliferates at the hunter's check station. Look for the trees with narrow, crescent-shaped leaves. Take the time for stops at Waimea Canyon Drive Lookout 1 and 2.