Kokeʻe State Park


  • Breathtaking views of Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific."
  • Alakai Swamp Trail offers an enchanting hike through misty forests and lush landscapes.
  • Diverse flora and fauna, including native plants and elusive forest birds, highlight the park's natural richness.

Nestled in the heart of Kauai's uplands, Kokeʻe State Park unfolds as a captivating tapestry of nature, where lush forests, panoramic vistas, and rich biodiversity converge to create an immersive experience for visitors.

Gateway to Waimea Canyon

Begin your exploration at the gateway to Waimea Canyon, often referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." The canyon's majestic beauty is unveiled at various overlooks within the park. Each vantage point presents a unique perspective, showcasing the geological wonders that have shaped Kauai's landscape over centuries. Marvel at the layered hues of red and green, and let the sheer magnitude of Waimea Canyon inspire a sense of awe.

Trails Through Verdant Landscapes

Embark on a journey through time and nature along the park's network of trails. The AlakaiSwamp Trail leads hikers through misty forests and opens up to panoramic views of the lush Alakai Swamp. The Pihea Trail offers not only a trek through diverse ecosystems but also a glimpse into the region's history with remnants past settlements. These trails, like winding narratives, guide you through Kokeʻe's diverse ecosystems, showcasing the resilience of native flora and the delicate balance of the island's ecosystems.

Botanical Treasures Unveiled

Delve into the botanical wonders that grace the park's landscapes. Native plants thrive in this upland sanctuary, creating a botanical tapestry that unfolds with vibrant wild flowers and unique species found nowhere else. Take a leisurely stroll, and let the intricate dance between flora and fauna reveal itself, highlighting the interconnectedness of life in this verdant haven.

Kokeʻe State Park invites explorers and nature enthusiasts to linger, absorbing the richness of Kauai's uplands. Whether marveling at Waimea Canyon's grandeur, traversing historic trails, or discovering botanical treasures, every moment in Kokeʻe is an invitation to connect with the island's natural heritage.

Kokee Rd, Hwy 550
Kekaha, HI 96752





Wildlife Viewing


ADA Accessible


Gift Shop



Picnic tables


Water Fountains


  • Hawaii Residents = Free w/ Hawaii Drivers Lic. or ID
  • Non-Residents = $5.00 Per Person
  • Children 3 and Under = Free