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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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Moscow, Russia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Don't stop when you reach the valley bottom! Go further cross the river and to opposite side of the beach. At the end of beach you'll find a trail up the opposite slope. Quite a workout - but you'll be rewarded at the top with amazing views - much bette rthen from slope where you started! Tips: take a lot... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

There is a lot of discussion in the reviews about how hard the hike down to the beach is. After twice visiting the lookout (I have family on the Big Island, so I've been several times), I decided that this time we would walk down to the beach. We had our two kids in tow (ages 6 and 7) and... More

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fairview Park
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had the best guide ever. He lived in the valley with his family and was able to take us to different places then the average tour guide. He picked local plants and fruit for us to try. He was so knowledgeable about the culture and his surroundings that we felt like we were part of his family. I wish... More

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Clearwater, FL
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We started with a filling breakfast at Hawaiian Style Café in Waimea, just the fuel we needed. Hike down is steep, but paved. You'll come to a fork in the road as you get to the bottom, go straight at the fork (or left) and you'll soon get a beautiful view of the falls. We had several local dogs follow... More

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

If you like the outdoors you cannot go wrong here. It has everything that a hiker and adventure seeker could want. The road down is steep, don't attempt it with your rental car. Walking down the road is rough on the knees and coming back up out of the valley is a butt blasting climb, but it's all worth it.... More

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California, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The further you go into the valley the better the experience gets. Hikes to the back of the valley are generously rewarded. :) Also a warning, in response to the review that claims any vehicle can navigate the access road to Waipio Valley. The simple fact is, this access road accounts for more tow-truck calls (to handle stuck tourists) than... More

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Georgia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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