Awa‘awapuhi Lookout

Top choice in Waimea Canyon & the Westside

Right at the end of the 3.1-mile Awa‘awapuhi Trail, this incredible overlook affords hard-earned views over a tortuous, sheer-walled valley that snakes into the Na Pali cliffs.

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Nearby Waimea Canyon & the Westside attractions

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1.06 MILES

This staggering viewpoint perches high above the Na Pali Coast at the far end of the 3.8-mile Nu‘alolo Trail. The last few hundred yards of the hike run…

2. Koke‘e Natural History Museum

2.16 MILES

This two-room museum doubles as the visitor center for Koke‘e State Park. Helpful staff provide detailed current hiking advice, and sell useful, albeit…

3. Kalalau Lookout

2.24 MILES

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4. Kokeʻe State Park

3.04 MILES

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5. Puʻu o Kila Lookout

3.17 MILES

A mile beyond the Kalalau Lookout, the paved park road dead-ends at the Pu‘u o Kila Lookout. The views of Kalalau Valley, plummeting 4000ft below, are…

6. Pu’u Hinahina Lookout

3.28 MILES

The main viewpoint at this large lookout (elevation 3640ft) faces down the deep gorge carved by Waiahulu Stream as it races to join Waimea Canyon. Look…

7. Kumuwela Lookout

3.31 MILES

This overlook marks the end of the Canyon Trail. Enjoy epic canyon and waterfall views as you rest at the picnic table.

8. Pu‘u Ka Pele Lookout

3.57 MILES

This canyon-edge lookout, across from a picnic area equipped with restrooms and drinking water, is a superb vantage point from which to admire the 800ft…