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Hawaii Kauai Waimea Canyon-UHD 4K

Hawaii Kauai Waimea Canyon-UHD 4K

The outlook and hikes offer rich scenery into Waimea Canyon on Kauai’s West Side. Mark Twain called it “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” stretching 10 miles long, one mile wide and 3,000 feet deep. The Waimea Canyon Lookout provides panoramic views of crested buttes, rugged crags and deep valley gorges. The grand inland vistas go on for miles. The main road, Waimea Canyon Drive, leads you to a lower lookout point and the main Waimea Canyon Overlook, offering views of Kauai’s dramatic interior. The road continues into the mountains and ends at Kokee State Park from there are also numerous trails for beginners and for seasoned hikers. We found this map is useful:
Kokee-State-Park-Trail-Map

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y
Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-UHD 4K
http://youtu.be/_hNJFYEEz3Q

Kauai Wailua River Kayak-Mud Hike-Secret Falls-HD 4K

We started by loading the kayak on top of the car and driving to the public access launch point. The Wailua river is wide where it meets the ocean with a weak current so paddling upriver presents no problem. A little ways up, it narrows down, and is quiet and very beautiful. You may leave your kayak and hop up at any spot that appeals to you along the way, but you should take the hike to the Secret Falls. If you just paddle up the river, you can’t miss the wide area on the right-hand bank where you can pull up your kayak and find the trail.

The hike was fun, but not easy: up, up, up, through mud, mud, and more mud. Besides the mud, we caught a few brief rain showers as well. Still, it was worth every bit of the trouble. For the first time ever, I was standing under a 100-foot waterfall. The water was pounding onto my head and back like a barrage of paintballs. This is the Secret Falls on Kauai Island in Hawaii.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U
detail of Water Pounding From A 100-foot Waterfall
http://youtu.be/bzCFEZMvi8Y

Water pounding from a 100-foot waterfall

For the first time in my life, I was under a 100-foot waterfall. The water was pounding onto my head and back like a barrage of paintballs. This is the Secret Falls on Kauai Island in Hawaii.

It was fun. But getting to the falls was a tough hike:
up, up, up muddy paths along the river. All along, there was mud, mud, and more mud. Of course not just mud, we caught a few brief rain showers as well, but Secret Falls is worth every bit of the trouble.

The hiking trail can be reached by kayak only. In the next video, we will be showing kayaking in the beautiful Wailua River.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U

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