The Awa’awapuhi Trail on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is a single track hike not for those with a fear of heights. Starting at 4,120 feet you’ll descend to 2,500 feet to the trail’s end—which concludes at a cliff with broad views of the valleys and the immense Pacific ocean.
The Awa’awapuhi trail is in Waimea Canyon, specifically Koke’e State Park, on Kauai’s west side of the island. It’s one of many trails that end in panoramic views and heart clenching dropoffs. It’s a 6.4-mile round trip, with an almost 2,000-foot elevation change each way, but the payoffs are incredible.