Waimea Canyon

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Waimea Canyon
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The road hugs the western rim of Waimea Canyon and is often winding. When you reach its end, you will be approximately 1200 meters (4,000 feet) above sea level.


There is a variety of trails ranging from short and easy for tenderfoots to long and strenuous (down to the valley floor) for hiking enthusiasts.

Pu'u Kila Lookout

A breathtaking bird's eye view of the Na Pali Coast (a Hillman Bronze Medal winner) awaits you at road's end at the Pu'u Kila Lookout. Far below is Kalalau Beach. The vista is best in the morning when the sun is shining over your shoulder.


Dress in layers. It will be nippy if not colder in the higher elevations.

Polynesian Triangle

The US state of Hawaii forms the northern tip of the vast Polynesian Triangle (see map above). It is an enormous sector in the Pacific Ocean defined by Polynesian culture. The two other tips are Easter Island and New Zealand.

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