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“Cloudy, but worth it”
Review of Koke'e Mountains

Ranked #6 of 19 things to do in Waimea
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Owner description: Mountains on Kauai that offer many hiking trails.
Reviewed 17 May 2014

So, I understand the climate changes in a matter of seconds on the island and that's what makes it unique. Unfortunately, when we visited it was a light rain, with clouds... But you can appreciate being on top of the mountain, feel the tranquility, watch the birds, and feel the breeze on your face... Awwwww

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Breathtaking views - cannot miss this when on Kauai'i!! Not much more to say than this! And yes, the weather changes in a split second.

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Reviewed 9 October 2013

The views, its all about the views.
Weather is unpredictable up here it rains and can clear up in a few moments and then the rainbows!
If you want great pictures bring your tripod.

1  Thank Clou123456
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

loved being up in these mountains.. if i were to do it again I would have stopped at the visitor's center for maps and a little more information. That would be my best advise for future travelers

1  Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

The views of the coast are so beautiful they seem unreal. Great hiking but be careful. I've hiked all over the Sierra Mountains, Cascades, and Appalachians. This trail was the scariest thing I've ever done. A portion of the trail was choked with 6 foot tall grass we had to pick our way through all the while hoping we were still on the trail and not about to walk off the edge of the cliff. Eventually the grass cleared and we found ourselves on a trail a little more than two boots wide that literally scaled a cliff outcropping. There was a sheer cliff face above and below us. As we inched along the cliff rock crumbled out from below our feet. Since we couldn't see more than a few feet ahead we were unable to judge when this portion of the trail would end. I am guessing a couple hundred yards. Hard to know as we were scared for our lives the entire time. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Come prepared with good hiking shoes/boots and plenty of water. The views are unsurpassed. On return home I met someone who had lived his entire life on Kauai. When I told him about the trail experience he commented it's not unusual for people to be seriously injured or die on those trails. Curiously enough we had told the park ranger our plans and inquired about the weather for the day. He never said a word about the trail condition. Maybe it was par for Kauai trails. I would recommend asking specific questions about the conditions of any trail you plan to hike. We had also hiked the first portion of the Kalalau trail. This was also challenging because you are scrambling over rocks much of the way. Combine the smooth rocks with they clay dirt and frequent north shore showers and you have a very slippery hike. Again hiking shoes/boots and plenty of water are highly recommended.

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