Grand Canyon Of The Pacific  LbNA # 71304

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateMay 2 2017
LocationWaimea, HI
Found By
Last Found
Hike Distance2-3 mi
Last EditedMay 13 2017

Terrain Difficulty: Moderate (moderate slope, 3 miles RT)
Recommended Ink: green & blue
Status: alive

Stretching 14 miles long, one mile wide and more than 3,600 feet deep, Waimea Canyon is known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Formed by erosion from the Waimea River, the canyon boasts a colorful array of red, brown and green hues which are complimented by waterfalls and distant views of the ocean. Driving the road through Waimea and Kokee State Parks gives great views of the canyon, especially at lookouts like Puu Hinahina, where you can hike the Cliff and Canyon Trails to Waipoo Falls and this box. The best view of the falls is from the lookout, so be sure to do that before or after hiking the trail.

Go north on Waimea Canyon Dr for about 13.5 miles and turn right into parking for Puu Hinahina Lookout.

From back of parking lot go left on Canyon Trail, staying right at jcts but going straight at jct for overlook on right. When you get to open area continue up cliff until you can see an arch in front of you across the valley. Look for a big rock on left with ridges and names carved into it and another big rock behind it. Go around right side of second rock to far base and find LB under stones and leaves. Please be discreet and replace as described, then continue just a little further to top of Waipoo Falls.