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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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northridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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Hilo, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Other reviewers have described its beauty, so there is nothing I can add to that. Parking is limited. There is a small 24-hour-parking section and a small 20-minute section for those who just want to shoot photos. Surprisingly (for Hawaii) there is no fee for parking. Some vehicles were parked along the roadside, but I don't know if there are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You can't drive down here without four wheel drive. Our excursion company took us down or you can walk the steep road. We did horseback riding. They took us through streams. Had a great time! It was really beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are on the island, I highly recommend visiting Waipio Valley. The lookout is well worth it and if you have more time, you can go down the road and to the beach at the bottom. Just note that you need a 4wd to get down and back up. We just walked it (which was tough but doable). I... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Waipio valley is one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii. There is a viewing spot from the top of the valley which is stunning. There is a very steep road that goes into the valley itself. This is for 4 wheel drives only. My son and I walked down the road while my other son and husband drove the... More 

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Wash DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stayed near the valley and walked down. We're a reasonably but not obsessively fit 50ish couple. The walk down took us about 35 minutes, coming back up was considerably sweatier but easier on the knees and took us about 50 minutes. Plenty of younger kids in inadequate footwear passed us on the way up, but we got there. We... More 

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atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Stunning view, but if you hike to the bottom, be sure you're in shape to walk back up. Unlike Pololu Valley Lookout, which has manageable switchbacks and a shaded trail, Waipi'o is black asphalt with grades of up to 25%. As we were hiking back up, a young man we saw was exhausted and had to be given a ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

One of the most beautiful spots I've ever seen. Cliffs, coastline, Black sand beaches..... The walk down the steep side is "only about a mile" but it is a 1,000 feet difference in elevation and Very steep. Make sure you are ready for that hike back up. Driving is pretty treacherous too. It's good to remember that the cars coming... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Don't just stop at the lookout, but try to get to the bottom of the valley. You can hike, take a shuttle or drive (if you have a 4x4 rental). The beach is very nice and if you pass the stream that crosses the beach, the north side is very peaceful. Not one person in sight. If you are up... More 

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii

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