Waipoo Falls, seen from Waimea Canyon State Park road, Kauai, Hawaii, USA.
Seen from Waimea Canyon Drive, Waipoo Falls plunges in a cascade for 800 feet in Waimea Canyon State Park on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, USA. Waimea Canyon ("the Grand Canyon of the Pacific") slices as much as 3000 feet deep across ten miles of western Kauai. About 4 million years ago, a catastrophic collapse of the volcano that created Kauai created a fault which was gradually cut deeper by the Waimea River, fed by extreme rainfall on the island's central peak, Mount Wai'ale'ale, among the wettest places on Earth. Waimea is Hawaiian for "reddish water," referring to the local orange clay.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download