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Pololu Valley Lookout

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Address: End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
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One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Beautiful views!

This was a great hike! It was rainy so it was a bit slippery, but well worth it. Stop in Hawi just down the road a way, for some amazing ice cream after you're done hiking - it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great hike! It was rainy so it was a bit slippery, but well worth it. Stop in Hawi just down the road a way, for some amazing ice cream after you're done hiking - it's amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Visiting the Big Island with friends that had never been here...so I had to bring them here. Great scenic view of the north coast of the Big Island. If you take the effort to drive all the way out to this point, you should take the effort to hike down to the beach...you won't regret it! The hike down is... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views of the Pololu Valley and it is a nice drive if you are coming from the Kona side of the Big Island. You pass by the King Kamehamea statue on the way to the lookout. Just be aware there is not much parking at the point. Also be careful when backing up it is a tight squeeze to... More 

Thank smlworldtraveler
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view from the lookout is great, but you really feel this valley when you go down the shirt but steep hike. When you reach the bottom it's like a fairy wonderland on the ocean, tons of rock stacks that people set up and everywhere you look is worth taking a picture of. A must see on the north west... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go make sure you hike down. The first time we went, we stopped and took a few pictures. The second trip, we hiked down. It is a trek down/up but well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a day of doing a lot of sightseeing. Very beautiful lookout with very little parking. If you go be prepared for to practice some patience while finding some parking on this cliff. Worth the stop.

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day exploring the north end of the island. This is where you can see one of those postcard locations for yourself. Worth the trip. We did not take the hike.

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Paradise, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We combined this with several other stops along the way but this was the last one and was gorgeous. We did not make the trek down to the beach because we then would have had to walk back up and that wasn't happening. Note the signs in the pic I took! But well worth the view...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lookout is world class. We did not do the hike down but from other accounts it is great. Drive a slow turning road to the dead end.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the end of a long drive to the north end of the Big Island this viewpoint is worthwhile. The hike down to the Valley and back up is strenuous but scenic.

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