The Hanapepe Valley Lookout (also known as the Hanapepe Valley Overlook) is located shortly after the Mile 14 marker on Highway 50. The lookout is the best place in Kauai to take in the full view of the beautiful Hanapepe Valley.
The valley is like a portal to the past, which was fully taken advantage by Steven Spielberg for the shooting of Jurassic Park. The lookout reveals breathtaking views of the green river valley and the Hanapepe’s mountain ranges. Whether you’re a fan of Jurassic Park or just want to take in the beauty for yourself, start with Hanapepe Valley Lookout tour with IMI Tours.
The fertile river valley was once one of the main centers for the sugarcane industry, and is still an agriculture stronghold for taro and coffee. The town of Hanapepe has also changed throughout the years and is now considered the art capital of Kauai. It’s a great place to check out art galleries, boutique shops, and amazing restaurants.
The best time to travel to the Hanapepe Valley Lookout is before 11 AM as cloud coverage can often be too thick in the evenings and afternoons. However, don’t start your trip too early either. The valley will not have full sun until after 8 AM on most mornings.
Before you go, there are a few things to take with you:
- Always bring sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen
- Have a change of clothes
- Bring comfortable walking shoes
- Take your camera and your sense of adventure
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