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Pololu Valley Lookout

End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Valleys, Lookouts, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Type: Valleys, Lookouts, Outdoors
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

The overlook does not do this place justice, if you can, you must do the hike. It had rained the day before so some parts were very slippery but we made it down slow and steady. Despite the inclince we made it back up faster than we went down just because of how slow we had to go with the... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

First time we visited it was raining. This trip weather was much improved and so was the view of the black sand beach below and the entire valley both below and above. The valley is truly a natural wonder to see. Also, last trip we did not attempt the trail leading down to the beach, again because it was raining.... More 

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new york
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We did this when it was raining on and off, and sort of cloudy but it was so nice! The hike is not that hard (but definitely recommend wearing sneakers and bringing water). Awesome views as you descend down the mountainside to the beach (where I would not recommend swimming - rough water). Also saw a ton of livestock grazing... More 

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Pololu valley is Waipio's little sibling. There is limited parking, just park along the road as you come to the overlook. Take a gander then head down the path to the valley. When you get to the bottom look right and you will see the stream that runs through the valley. I saw cows grazing back in the valley, and... More 

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great view from up top, but don't miss the short and steep hike down into the valley. The ocean is magnificent at the bottom.

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Be prepared for a serious lack of parking. It was a long windy drive out and the view was OK. Recommend the view on the other side from the Waipio Valley Lookout instead. Better view and facilities.

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Lake Ozark, Missouri, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is about an hour drive from north Kailua but well worth it. The lookout of the valley is breathtaking. We even saw a couple donkeys grazing in the field. The flowers along the road are also beautiful. There is a trail you can take that goes down to the shoreline. Since it was later in the day we didn't... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This probably would have been a 5 rating if we were able to see through the rain/ fog. But even with the rain, the drive from Mawi to the lookout was very scenic at times with lush tropical vegetation and the several small waterfalls along the way were really flowing with all the extra water. The trail down to the... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

The overlook part way down gives a great view, but the hike all the way down (and back up) to the black beach is worth it. Beautiful spot.

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Arlington, Vermont
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Well worth the hike down would rate as medium to moderate hike took us about 25 minutes to get to bottom. Great views and beach, there were not many people so never crowded. Make sure to bring water and towel and suit as you will want to go in the water. Surf can be rough.

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