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Hard hike - Awesome views

This was definitely a hard hike. A lot of tricky spots, rain or shine. It's 2.5 miles down to the... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
San Francisco, California
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Thanks for making sure I didn’t die, West Coast I!

My husband saw the West Coast I review “Happy to be alive” and we cracked up as we read it before... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband saw the West Coast I review “Happy to be alive” and we cracked up as we read it before we hiked the trail. We heeded the advice and although we still stupidly forgot water, we knew to turn back after one mile!!! Thanks...More

Thank Colliercm
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Read the reviews before the hike. That's my new rule. I and my wife are 45 and decided to do this hike. We are both in decent enough shape that when we see "strenuous" in a guide book we go for it. We took our...More

8  Thank West Coast I
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Hiked this trail with a few friends, and thought it was alright. There are definitely much better hikes that offer better views, but it's still one to do once at least. On the way down, there are some great views of the canyon, and at...More

1  Thank Brinkman107
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The one review from KauaiHiker (the person that hiked with their 7 year old) is very accurate. I will add a few notes and tips. The views are the best at the top when you start, as it is a Canyon! When you get down...More

Thank _jperskie
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to hike this trail for the gorgeous vistas and the opportunity to see the Waimea River bed. We totally underestimated this trail. We have hiked all over US National Parks and thought this 5 mile round trip adventure to be...More

Thank beachie821
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you are looking for a more challenging trail in the Waimea canyon and less interested in the views along the way, this is the trail for you. You hike down about 2.5 miles to the river, but make sure you have bug repellent with...More

Thank budmaxaz
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Ok so I'm 47 and my husband is 55. So we're old. I get that. But I have to let you know that we aren't fat. We're in fair shape. I do regular cardio. Hubby not so much. Think twice about this trail unless you...More

5  Thank speller22
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This was definitely a hard hike. A lot of tricky spots, rain or shine. It's 2.5 miles down to the river, which means 2.5 miles straight up. The views are definitely worth it. Doing the hike gave a different perspective of the canyon and also...More

Thank areyes123
Reviewed 6 December 2016

2.5 miles down to the river on the canyon floor does not sound like much, however take it slow back on your accent out of the canyon. Great trail, well marked and in good condition despite the rains of late. Bring lots of water,...another hiker...More

Thank GLVP2015
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This trail goes to the bottom of Waimea Canyon. It is a drop of about 2,000 feet. Bring lots of water and lunch. It is approx. 5 miles round trip. If you time the return right, you will leave the bottom around 2:30 - 3:00...More

1  Thank Steveh3Texas
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