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Waipi'o Valley

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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Activities: Driving
Description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley

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Waipi'o Valley

Visited this striking valley and decided to drive down to the valley floor. You definitely need a 4x4 to do this! Contrary to what you hear or read the locals were friendly for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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172 reviews 172 reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Visited this striking valley and decided to drive down to the valley floor. You definitely need a 4x4 to do this! Contrary to what you hear or read the locals were friendly for everyone we saw waved to us. On the way down we saw a very high waterfall and the valley floor was a flowering paradise. Could not go... More 

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great view almost majestic. The issue is without a four wheel drive, a good set of hiking shoes, or a small fortune then there is no way to get into the valley. Worth a drive for the scenic view but can't vouch for below.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Another lookout from majestic heights into the Pacific Ocean - but its so long to get there that you'll give up good beach time. Stopping in Waimea, cowboy country can be a good combinable trip.

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Washington, DC
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114 reviews 114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

It's worth a drive here. The view is just spectacular. With my Mom, we didn't do a lot of hiking but the overlook view is nonetheless beautiful! Worth seeing--no fancy tourist amenities but I didn't miss that.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located on the N side of the Big Island, I think this lookout has the most beautiful view by far. Parking by the lookout is available, but there are only a handful of spots. If you are adventurous and have a 4wd vehicle, you can attempt to drive the path down. At an average 25% grade, this is one of... More 

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Omaha, NE
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You need to have 4- wheel drive or be prepared to hike a very difficult trail back uphill. This experience was amazing. Waterfalls, wild horses, black sand beach and breathtaking cliff views. We had the beach practically to ourselves aside from one other hiker and his dog :)

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We could not believe the natural beauty of this valley. It is the epitome of a Hawaiian Island scene. Black sand beach, waterfalls, patches of green gardens all surrounded by high & steep green hillsides.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Short drive up from Hilo brings you to Waipio Valley Overlook and its picture perfect view. One of the most beautiful spots on the island. Facilities left a lot to be desired. This could be a major tourist attraction with a little care.

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Sedona, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The concierge at our retreat suggested we visit Waipi'o Valley and it was definitely a highlight of our trip to the Big Island. We had read lots of reviews trying to ascertain just how difficult the hike actually was. We'll share our experience to add to your decision! The road from the overlook to the beach is very steep -... More 

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Winnipeg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a great scenic stop - the view from the top is amazing. I think there needs to be drivers to bring you to the bottom like at South Point. The view from the top was beautiful but a steep slope to get there.

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