​Waimea Canyon and Waipo’o Falls

Today we took a drive up Waimea Canyon which is billed as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.  It’s a beautiful drive with several nice overlooks.  For anyone who has been to the actual Grand Canyon this is really no comparison, but it is certainly worth the time to have a look if you’re on Kauai.

After taking the entire drive we then drove back down and stopped at the trailhead to Waipo’o Falls.  It’s about a 3 mile round trip down partway into the canyon.  There’s actually very little water in most cases so it was a bit disappointing in terms of a waterfall, but still worth the effort.

 Waipoo-Falls
A view of the upper cascades of Waipo’o Falls in Waimea Canyon

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