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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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The Puu Hinahina Lookout provides an expansive view into the Wimea Canyon, which is often called the “Grand Canyon of Hawaii.” From this viewpoint you can peer across the 10-mile-long, 1 mile-wide, 3,500-foot-deep canyon to numerous waterfalls and colorful rock formations. Also, you can see all the way down to the Pacific Ocean from atop the canyon walls and catch a view of the forbidden island of Ni'ihau 17 miles offshore.

In addition to the great views from Puu Hinahina you can access a system of trails from the locations. Clearly visible signage at the location provides directions for hiking options around the Wimea Canyon. 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Not Required

Pros

View to the "Grand Canyon of Hawaii." Access to trails from the lookout.

Cons

Possible crowds.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Features

Big vistas
Geologically significant
Waterfalls
ADA accessible

Location

Field Guide

Comments

07/01/2018
Views from the lookout are quite amazing!
05/11/2018
Hike the Canyon Trail which starts to the left of the lookout. Easy to moderate difficulty, approximately 2.5 miles one way. Unmatched views of the canyon and a short offshoot trail that takes you to the top of Waipo'o Falls.
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