You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve Experienced This One Incredible State Park In Hawaii

If you’ve ever lived on or visited the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, you’ve certainly witnessed the splendor that is the Waimea Canyon. Nearly 14 miles long, one mile wide, and more than 3,600 feet deep, Waimea Canyon is full of striking cliffs, incredible colors, and cascading waterfalls. Often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon State Park is perhaps home to Hawaii’s most unspoiled natural beauty.

But did you know that there is a nearby park with even more incredible views of the canyon, hiking trails, and more picturesque vistas than anyone could ever document? Yep, you read that right – Koke’e State Park is perhaps even more incredible than its neighbor, and no trip to Kauai is complete without a visit to this natural wonder.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For more magical landscapes and incredible natural beauty, check out these 16 state parks across the Hawaiian Islands.