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Waimea Canyon Drive

This magnificent scenic drive traces the entire length of Waimea Canyon’s western rim and continues into Kokeʻe State Park, climbing 19 miles from the coast to Puʻu o Kila Lookout. Starting from Waimea's visitor...

Viewpoint in Waimea Canyon State Park

Pu’u Hinahina Lookout

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 straight ahead to spot hikers on the Canyon Trail heading...

Viewpoint in Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon Lookout

This breathtaking vista, at an elevation of 3400ft, stands at the intersection of several almighty raw red cracks in the earth. The views here are very different in the morning, when it’s usually very misty, from...

Waterfall in Waimea Canyon State Park

Waipo'o Falls

Although they're across on the far wall of the canyon, these 800ft falls cam be seen from several vantage points along Waimea Canyon Dr, including the Pu‘u Ka Pele Lookout. You can also hike to the top of the...

Viewpoint in Waimea Canyon State Park

Pu‘u Ka Pele Lookout

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 Waipo‘o Falls, tumbling down the far side of the canyon.You...

Lookout in Waimea Canyon State Park

Waimea Canyon Drive Lookout 1

The first lookout as you climb Waimea Canyon Dr offers a good introductory view to the canyon, stretching to the east. Cross the road (carefully) to check out a little red-earth waterfall route cascading down the...