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Waimea Canyon Drive, Highway 550, leads 19 miles from the southwestern shoreline of Kauai to the northern border of Kokee State Park. The first few miles of this scenic drive provide waysides for viewing the Waimea shoreline, taro fields and open ocean southwest of the island. As the road climbs through Waimea Canyon State Park the lookouts provide views of Waimea Canyon and Puu Ka Pele Forest Reserve. The road continues only a few more miles after entering Kokee State Park. The views from the last overlooks allow visitors a glimpse of the Na Pali Coast and the Kalalau Valley.

Ending elevation: 3,830 Feet

Elevation Gain: 3,830 Feet

Distance: 19 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From Lihue, Follow Highway 50 westward approximately 23 miles to Waimea. In Waimea turn mauka on to Highway 550, which is Waimea Canyon Drive.

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Waimea Canyon, Hawaii

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