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“Breath taking views, but pack a blanket!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Koke'e State Park

Koke'e State Park
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US$112.50*
and up
Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Kekaha
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A beautiful state park encompassing 4345 acres and containing 45 miles of scenic trails.
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Breath taking views, but pack a blanket!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We camped in Koke'e State Park for three nights during our week-long stay on Kaua'i and it was great. The views as you drive up and down the winding road leading up to the park are incredible and it is well worth stopping at all the scenic pull-off spots. We never watched the sunset over the canyon, but we did see the sunrise and that was gorgeous!

Camping was a great way to save money while having a wonderful vacation on Kaua'i!

One really big piece of advice: pack warm clothes or blankets. We had been checking weather.com and it kept saying it would be between 70 and 80 degrees, but it got down to the 50s at night and we really appreciated the extra layers of clothes and towels.

Visited July 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

Takes a bit to drive up the windy road, but our whole group did feel it was worth it. Some did a small hike - easy trail, while others stayed and at at the lodge. Really good food and lots of hiking trails in same general area.

Visited July 2013
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Bastrop, Texas
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent Views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We hiked one of the ridge tops along the coast. It had the best view I have ever seen in my life. It was strenuous, but totally worth it.

Visited July 2013
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Seattle, WA
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38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pihea Trail slippery enough to detract”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013

We hiked the Pihea trail and while the views were wonderful, when we could see beyond the clouds and mist, the trail itself was so slippery as to be a distraction. I'd recommend Kokee State Park to anyone and we found some other trails that provided just as good views without slick clay ruts for trails.

Visited July 2013
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San Rafael, California
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Wet but beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

Great hiking. Swamp trail a must. Check the weather before you go! It can get very rainy up there. The hiking cannot be beat.

Visited July 2013
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