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Waipi'o Valley

Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Valleys, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took a shuttle down to the valley and then traveled on mule drawn buggy. It was fun (and yes, you do need a 4x4 or take a shuttle...it is very steep and curvy!!). The history of the valley is very fascinating and the thought of living down there is very interesting. Note: There is only one road that leads... More

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We hiked down from the parking area to the Valley to see the Falls and water below. Be forewarned, this hosts a 25 percent grade, and it is not an easy one to hike up/down. That said, wear appropriate footwear and bring your raingear and you will enjoy it much more. We were very prepared for both and had a... More

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This area of the Big Island is simply breathtaking. As others have stated, you will need a 4WD or use one of the locals or companies or your own feet to get down there. Please be advised you can hike, but it is not easy. Once you get to the bottom it is purely magical! There were several kids on... More

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Whidbey Island, WA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A lush and beautiful valley with gorgeous rivers, waterfalls and plants. We took the Shuttle and the driver Kileau was great and it's a memorable place to visit, a touch of "Old Hawaii".

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Calgary, Alberta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were screwed out of our original plan to go visit the Waipio valley via horseback (reservations never got confirmed from 3 week earlier), but since we were already on the road on the way up there at 8am, we thought we'd do the hike. We parked up at the top, and hiked down to the bottom of the 25%... More

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moscow, id
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I'm giving this a poor rating because of all the hype surrounding it. My advice: if you are from the Pacific Northwest, it is ho-hum. If you are from a concrete jungle, you might like it. To get into the valley, you descend a third world road, yielding to uphill traffic. The road, especially in the 'Revealed' guide book is... More

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Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

If you do not have 1hour to loose, you should skip it on your list of sites to visit. It is crowed and over rated.

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Quebec
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

From the lookout, you can see the sea and beach area but you do not have a deep view into the valley. I left the area thinking i must have missed something because the view is highly rated and did not see anything outstanding compared to other areas of the island that i think are nicer.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful scenery. We only looked at the valley from a lookout. If it's a nice day then definitely do it. Don't go if it's raining there especially if you are not going to hike it. Also make the time to go to pololu lookout and take highway 270 to get there because it's very scenic! !!

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Leesvillle, SC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We decided to go out of our way to visit this attraction, and am so glad we did! This is an expansive view of two towering cliffs to the ocean, sandwiching a beautiful valley in between. The lookout area is awesome but does not capture the full effect. We decided not to venture down the road by foot but I... More

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