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  • 1. Hanalei Valley Overlook

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Dramatic mountains and a patchwork of neat taro farms bisected by the wide Hanalei River make this one of Hawaii's loveliest sights. The fertile...Read More

  • 2. Spouting Horn

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    If the conditions are right, you can see a natural blowhole in the reef behaving like Old Faithful, shooting salt water high into the air and...Read More

  • 3. Hanapepe Valley and Canyon Lookout

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This dramatic divide and fertile river valley once housed a thriving Hawaiian community of taro farmers, with some of the ancient fields still...Read More

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    4. Kalalau Lookout

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    At the end of the road, high above Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Lookout marks the start of a 1-mile (one-way) hike to Puu o Kila Lookout. On a clear...Read More

    Kalalau Lookout
  • 5. Kealia Scenic Viewpoint

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    This ocean overlook is perfect for spotting whales during their winter migration. In fact, on three Saturdays in winter, the Hawaiian Islands...Read More

  • 6. Opaekaa Falls

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The mighty Wailua River produces many dramatic waterfalls, and Opaekaa (pronounced oh-pie-kah-ah) is one of the best. It plunges hundreds of...Read More

  • 7. Sleeping Giant

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Although its true name is Nounou, this landmark mountain ridge is better known as the Sleeping Giant because of its resemblance to a very large...Read More

  • 8. Spalding Monument

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    The Colonel Zephaniah Spalding monument commemorates the Civil War veteran who purchased this splendid property overlooking an area from Anahola...Read More

  • 9. Wailua Falls

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    You may recognize this impressive cascade from the opening sequences of the Fantasy Island television series. Kauai has plenty of noteworthy...Read More

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