Waimea Canyon

Tropical-looking they’re not, but the chasms of rust-hued cliffs and gorges have their own singular magnificence. The Waimea Canyon is known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” a geological marvel carved by ancient rivers and floods that flowed from the rains atop Mount Wai‘ale‘ale’s summit. Take in the canyon’s beauty from one of the numerous lookouts and hiking trails, where you can also see the cascading 800-foot Waipo‘o Falls. There are hiking trails leading into the valley, too.

At the end of Waimea Canyon Road, 808.245.6001 for weather info.