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This would be a good stop for those who haven't seen a view similar to this before (mountains, river and planted fields). It was worth a quick stop, but no need to spend 30 minutes here. It was actually a letdown after all the raving...More
As you drive down from Princeville towards Hanalei town, you'll find a pullout on the mauka side of the road, with space enough for maybe a half dozen cars. The views from the pullout on a nice day can be amazing--but even on an overcast...More
Pretty much every view on Kauai is gorgeous, but this one is special because it shows the huge expanse of this northern valley. The plants here are much different from other areas of the island such as Waimea.
You absolutely should stop for photo ops if nothing else. This was not destroyed by flooding and does show you what Hanalei is all about.
I would recommend, as others have stated, easy to find, right near the shopping center in Princeville.
We stopped at the Hanalei Valley Lookout on our first day in Kaua'i, and went back toward the end of our trip. We found it to be a nice panoramic look at the valley below, and the mountains across the valley. There is a small...More
The overlook is simply a viewpoint or pullout at the side of the road. There are no trails or walkways involved. There are several places nearby in Princeville, in Hanalei or the lighthouse where you can walk with a pram.