Kukui Trail- Waimea Canyon , Kauai Hawaii
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Just past mile marker 8 on the way up to Waimea Canyon is the trailhead and parking area for the Kukui Trail and Iliau Nature Loop. The nature loop is about .3 of a mile that takes you to the rim of the canyon then winds you back to the road. Kukui Trail winds 2000 feet down to the canyon floor over 2.5 miles. Don’t forget that you have to come back up Kukui Trail so leave yourself plenty of energy.
The trial has lots of dramatic overlooks.
The sun shinning through the canyon makes for some great photographs. The Kukui Trail goes from being very defined at the top, however steep and narrow at places, to total overgrown brush the last mile at the bottom. The trail ends at the Wiliwili campsite and Waimea River.
This was a great hike the first 1.5 miles for all the different canyon views. Unless you just want to say you went to the bottom of the canyon, I’d skip hiking through the forest and brush. There just wasn’t anything to look at and it was some of the toughest walking. Our next
trip we are going to find someone to drop us off at the top and we will hike back out to Waimea town.

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