The plan was to do more than just the lookout. Joel and I had grand plans of experiencing Kokee via the 9.5-mile long Nualolo-Awaawapuhi Trail. Considered to be the most glorious ridge trail of the collection of trails that make up Kokee State Park. These plans would be scrapped, however, with the vicious rain and flash-flooding that attacked the island during our Spring Break stay. Meh. The mountains will always be there and we’re just an island away. We’ll save it for another trip. Maybe a day trip? We still found our way to Waimea Canyon, though. The drive up and the various lookouts would be our little glimpse into what we will, hopefully, experience in greater detail in the future.
Explorers: Coty Gonzales and Joel Sabugo.
Directions: Drive up from the coast on Highway 50 from the town of Kekaha, which is about 3 miles past the town of Waimea. Highway signs clearly mark the turn up to the mountain parks. Continue to drive up the road and you will see signs directing you to the various lookout points.