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Pololu Valley Lookout

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Address: End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour, Driving
Description: One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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We've been here several times and each visit we are amazed at how something can be so unbelievably beautiful. We've never walked the trail down and back (I'm too out of shape !!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We've been here several times and each visit we are amazed at how something can be so unbelievably beautiful. We've never walked the trail down and back (I'm too out of shape !!)

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband and I hiked the Muliwai Trail on the Hamakua Coast 30 years ago and it was spectacular. We wanted to see the western end and Polou Valley was another gem. Get there early in the day as parking can be difficult. We made sure to go when there hadn't been any rain for a few days as this... More 

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I wrote a full review with pictures that can be found on my blog: http://www.thekatieshowblog.com/pololu-valley/ This is one of my favorite spots on the Big Island and is incredibly gorgeous. The hike down is worth it to be able to play in the valley on the black sand beach. Simply a wonderful area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Right on the end of the road. Parking could be an issue On weekends. You can follow the trail down to Pololu beach. Steep and be carful with the cliffs. Not recommend after a rain shower as grounds and rocks can be slippery. Once on the beach you can follow the trail to honokane Nui.

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

We got there pretty early (around 9am) so there were still parking spots. We hiked down with our kids to spend some time at the beautiful black sand beach. The hike down was not too challenging as we were wearing trail runners with good traction. We played in the waves for about an hour and then it started raining, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Many months before visiting Hawaii I Sat casually at the computer going through images of the Big Island. When I saw this I knew immediately that it was going to be the highlight of the trip. It was. It is not something that can be described in words. No matter where you are on the Island of Hawaii you should... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was drizzling the day we went, which is quite common up at this altitude. The rain made the trail slippery and muddy, but it was still a great experience and totally worth it! Swimming at the black sand beach was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Woke up at at 4am due to jet lag and decided to take the car to watch the sunrise. It's about a 45 min drive from Waikoloa, literally straight and at the end of the road after you pass Hawi :) When you arrive there you can either watch the sun rise from the parking place or walk down to... More 

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This lookout was fabulous but you need to take the hike down to the Black beach to really experience it all. A black Beach!!! along the path there are nice views as well. You need sturdy shoes & bring a camera & water. You can even go in the water, but there are no facilities to change or a bathroom.... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful view. Hike into valley was very mud this day. Take the time to drive up and at least take in the view & check out the surrounding little towns.

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