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Waipi'o Valley

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Phone Number: 8007700326
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Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Tough hike but worth it

Hiked down in mid-August with my wife and kids (15, 12). Steep climb down a paved road. Be careful to stay to the side when cars go by - especially locals some of whom were not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Hiked down in mid-August with my wife and kids (15, 12). Steep climb down a paved road. Be careful to stay to the side when cars go by - especially locals some of whom were not particularly pleasant to us. When you get to the bottom, bear right to the black sand beach along a dirt/puddle road. Note that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Our family did the Waipio ATV and Waterfall Swim in 8/2015. Guided by Angel, Jessie and Ray, we rode the rim of the Valley of the Kings! They were excellent tour guides with loads of historical and cultural facts. This was not just an off-road run through the forest, it was a learning experience too. This was a memorable and... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is by far my favorite spot on the Island. Rent a four wheel drive to take you down to the valley. After seeing the people walking back up from the valley looked very brutal. The road down has a steep incline. The river and valleys are breathtakingly beautiful with several visible waterfalls. The black sand beach is so silky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Such a majestic view from the observation point. Well worth the drive from Honokaa or anywhere else. For those daring and physically fit people, bring your walking/hiking shoes, some water and hike down and up the road to the beach! Do note plan on driving down unless your vehicle has FULL 4WD.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful valley, wonderful views. Went on a tour with Waipi'o Shuttle (which was great!!!). The road down is VERY steep, and I would imagine incredibly hot!! I really felt sorry for the poor souls trekking back up in the hot afternoon sun. If you do walk down, be sure to wear appropriate footwear, take lots of water and some food.... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Such a beautiful hike down to a beautiful black sand beach. Though it was a little hot (mid August), we enjoyed the challenge. The black sand beach itself is amazing thought the water seems a little rough,. Wish we would have brought a little lunch and had more time to explore the valley!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The path that leads to the bottom is a very steep and a long walk, however if you have 4wd you can drive down the narrow road. At the bottom there is a waterfall and an amazing black sand beach with a river leading in to it. This sacred valley is definitely worth the hassle.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Waipi'o Valley is one of the most beautiful spots on the Big Island. I would recommend making the trek down to the beach. We spent a few hours at the beach after the steep hike down. I noticed that our rental company (Alamo) lists the drive down to the valley as one of three places you cannot drive on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Not to be missed. Take the time and drive, hike, or walk down. You will be greeted with a beach, waterfalls, nature, horses, and streams. The most spectacular place I have ever been to.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

If you get a chance you should take a horseback ride down in Waipi'o Valley. The staff was great and the views were spectacular.

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