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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Waimea Canyon

On our second day in Kauai we headed west to check out Waimea Canyon, which is known as the Grand Canyon of Kauai. The views are stunning, the cliffs are so green, and the hikes were no joke. Definitely a must do when visiting Kauai.

Also, check out the red sand. It's all over Kauai, and yes it does stain your shoes and clothing. If you're planning on doing a lot of hiking on a rainy day and are maybe a tid bit clumsy, it might not be the best idea to wear white. Not that I would know anything about that....



A little pit stop at the Waimea Canyon lookout.


 Pu'u Hinahina Lookout hike. I can't remember the name of the hike but it overlooked The Kokee Canyon and provided beautiful ocean views.

Lunch at The Lodge at Koke'e was not that great, but it was overpriced. It's also the only restaurant on Waimea Canyon. Your best bet is to pack a lunch in the morning if you plan on spending the entire day in Waimea.

After lunch we showered in put on bug repellant and started the Waimea Canyon Trail to Waipo'o Falls. The trail takes a few hours and you'll find yourselves hiking uphill for a big chunk of the hike, but the views are stunning. You'll get to hang out in a small waterfall and then hike to a waterfall that is at the top of a veryyy high cliff. Absolutely beautiful.



To be totally honest, we struggled a bit to find good food in Kauai. Eventually we started asking locals where they eat and ended up at Korean BBQ in Lihue. Packed with locals, Korean BBQ was delicious. Korean BBQ chicken, kimchi, and straight up goodness. If you're in Kauai you have to give this place a try.

2 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That looks beautiful! The island I was on didn't have any red sand.

Treasure Tromp said...

my favorite! I'm so happy that you went!

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