Waimea Canyon, located on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai, is situated within Koke’e State Park. Known for its dramatic colors and towering peaks, some as high as 3,000 feet from the canyon floor, Waimea Canyon is a spectacle to behold. The lush tropical landscape is rich with varying shades of green that beautifully compliment the magnificent red color of the fertile volcanic soil. Layers within the walls of the canyon illustrate the various volcanic eruptions that have occurred throughout the centuries, contributing to the beauty of the canyon. There are 45 miles of hiking trails that meander through the canyon, with lookout points strategically placed to offer spectacular views of the ten-mile-long gorge.