THE CANYON TRAIL is one of the most popular and scenic trails in Waimea Canyon. The Canyon Trail branches off of the Cliff Trail and is a 3.4 mile round trip that takes 2.5 to 3 hours to complete.
About halfway down the trail, hikers will reach Waipo’o Falls, a gorgeous 800 foot cascading waterfall. This is a popular spot to stop for a picnic break, and turn around point for some. Continuing to the end of the Canyon Trail, hikers reach the Kumuwela Lookout, an incredible view of the island from the mountain to the ocean. This is another good spot for a picnic or to simply relax and unplug.
Park at the Koke’e State Park sign. Walk Halemanu Road to Cliff Trail/Canyon Trail and Waipo’o Falls. The shortest family rated hike with spectacular views along the rim of the Canyon.