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Pololu Valley Lookout

End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Valleys, Lookouts
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Nothing is cheap on the Big Island so it was nice to do something that didn’t cost any money. We arrived around 10am and found a place to park in a very limited parking area. The view is spectacular from the top to the bottom. The first part of the trail is mostly dirt so if it rains, it will... More

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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101 reviews 101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

On top of the world view! Way up in the north tip of the Big Island in the Kohala Mountains. Lush surroundings, including the little town of Hawi that you pass through on the way. There is a 'trail' at the farthest end of the road that goes all the way down to the beach (we did not do this).... More

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Parking is tough here as it is literally the end of the road. Don't drive to the end as most people do as it is tough turning around in the tight spaces. The hike is deceiving but it is worth it as the beach is amazing. The views from down there are amazing.

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a tougher hike than it looks. about 30 min going down and 30 back up for the average hiker. We had our Berkey Water filters with us to drink lots of water on the hike. They offer the best travel water purifiers where ever you go! See them on Berkey Water Hawaii dot com. Checkout this ariel picture!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This short moderate hike was like entering into another world. The different textures in landscape are breathtaking. The hike itself is a moderate hike. Wear comfortable shoes, make sure to heed the warnings along the hike. It's wet often due to the natural climate of the island so be sure to wear the appropriate footwear. It is worth the time.... More

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Toronto
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Drove this route 270 to get to a "dead end" and lo an behold! a 10 minute hike downhill (30 minutes up hill) to a remote black sand beach. From the look out to the south it looked like Jurassic park! Stop at the village along the way for some ice cream.. and if the weather is perfect 12 month... More

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Cedar Park, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Tips: - Be prepared for a hike up and down a hill (wear comfortable shoes & clothes) - Be prepared for a swim if weather conditions allow it (surf can be wild when windy) - Carry enough water and snacks to stay hydrated after the hike and survive for few hours (there aren't any shops or facilities down on the... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hike was very hard for my family. I'm not sure if it was because we were all tired from the crater walk the day before or because I have a torn ankle tendon. Either way it wasn't as easy as people said. It was much harder going down hill. Many people were doing it and out of breath. The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We loved this trip to Pololu Valley Lookout. The drive is windy and the road literally ends at the parking lot...you can't miss it! You descend down a rocky path to the ocean with breathtaking views all the way down. Families with small children and those with bad knees, backs may find the path difficult but look for the smoother... More

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

One of the most (If not the most) breathtaking and stunningly beautiful beach I have ever been to. My wife and I visited this beach during our honeymoon to the Big Island. We took highway 270 north until we couldn't drive any further, parked in a small lot and walked down to the beach below. For over an hour we... More

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