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Waipi'o Valley

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
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Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Great adventure down to a beautiful black sand beach

We opted to walk down the very steep road, and it IS steep. It will get your thighs going down and your calves coming back up, but it's worth it. The water fall in the valley is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Upstate New York

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Upstate New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We opted to walk down the very steep road, and it IS steep. It will get your thighs going down and your calves coming back up, but it's worth it. The water fall in the valley is amazing, and the beach is gorgeous. I have read reviews that say that the "locals" are unfriendly, but everyone we met in the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Drive to look out - should you wish to go further definitely use a 4 wheel drive or trek it. Worth the drive it's stunning. Absolutely beautiful view.!

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Littleton
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181 reviews 181 reviews
52 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a stunning valley that can be viewed from the Belt Road. ALthough we have a 4 wheel drive on the Island and well versed in traveling steep mountain roads, this is not a drive for the faint of heart and not suggested unless you have high clearance and are not faint a heart, Its a 25% grade down... More 

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Nashville, TN
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126 reviews 126 reviews
50 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You cannot miss this place - either rent a vehicle with 4x4 or pay for someone to drive you in. It was full of stunning views and it was super quiet. We drove out to the beach (immediate right at the bottom of the crazy hill - ignore the little sign that says the road is closed... it's just a... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We knew we were going to hike down to the bottom, no 4wheel drive and we didn't want to pay a shuttle. We are reasonably fit family of 4, 47, 46, 13 and 16. It was beautiful at the bottom, lots of people boogie boarding. Wild horses, black sand beach, waterfalls. The hike up was challenging. The kids raced To... More 

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Mornington, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I loved it, so huge and impressive. It's magical and the is a lot to do there. I loved the black sand beach too, I'd never seen one before.

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Adelaide, Australia
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315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Take the drive form Hilo to the valley. The views from the lookout are impressive to say the least, but it does help if you have a nice clear day

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We hiked to the bottom and found a ride from a nice couple back to the top. Bring plenty of water if you plan to hike both ways. The steep decent is probably a 20-30 minute walk plus another 10 on the mud road to access the beach. Venture over to the river for a nice swim and explore the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

best way of getting down into the valley is to take tour, no worries then about getting back up in rented car Very very steep and hazardous. Trip was amazing, Guide stopped when ever, actually came from valley, told us history, stopped to pick and let us try fruits including edible flowers. Free horses (not to be called wild) came... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you're brave ( or stupid ) you can drive down the hill to the bottom to see some beautiful sites we're told. But we had a rental car and they weren't aloud and 4 wheel drive required. There is a guard at the entrance to the road and they seemed to be turning people around that thought they'd just... More 

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