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Pololu Valley Lookout

Address: End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Type: Valleys, Lookouts, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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Lorain, OH
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a steep descent down a gorgeous view and a black sand beach; make sure you're dressed for a hike. The climb back up the hill is a workout so don't go in the middle of the day when it's the hottest or be prepared. Also remember to bring water.

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Chicago, IL
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is not a National Park or a State Park. The trail is not maintained. There are no actual steps or hand rails. No parking lot, you just park on the side of the road. No restrooms and no drinking fountains. Take a bottle of water, sunscreen, a good pair of hiking shoes and most importantly - your camera. The... More 

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West Valley City, Utah, Usa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We made the trip here with my family and parents. They have been on the island before but have never been here. The view was spectacular but my parents could not make the hike so we did not go down to the beach. The view alone is worth the trip though.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Hiked this valley with my two daughters. Pretty steep descent into the valley but had great views. The black sand beach and view of valley floor is spectacular. Make sure to take some water. There were two surfers at the beach. Must be tough hauling boards out of valley. Get there early due to limited parking

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Okoboji, Iowa
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246 reviews 246 reviews
63 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

On our first day on the Big Island we headed up the coast from Waikoloa on highway 270 to the Pololu Valley. The roads were good although it was slow going the last 10 miles or so through some small towns. When we reached the lookout there was parking just along the road and it was difficult to turn around... More 

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Fremont, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Easy hike down on the Awini trail to the black sand beach, excellent photo ops along the way. we continued on the Awaini trail but there were a few fallen small palm blocking the trail in some spots. On reaching a gate and sign that says please not enter, we turned around. we were later told by friends that it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The drive up the North coast from Kona leads to this lovely lookout and hiking destination. Great views and not a difficult hike down to the beach. A true must visit location! On the way back from here take the highway 250 (Kolhala mountain road) down thru Wiamea. It offers some great views and birding opportunities. We saw three Pueo... More 

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Kapolei, HI
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271 reviews 271 reviews
141 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I literally caught my breath at first sight. It's Old Hawaii at it's best. Deep green valleys, spilling out to the blue of the ocean. Lots of hikes here, though we did not indulge. Still, well worth a stop and some photo's. I would list it under "don't miss this!"

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Urbandale, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was not able to get to Pololu Valley as the only road in was blocked due to a mudslide taking out a bridge (and someone's home) the first week of January. The shops in Hawi were interesting though. I was really sad because we enjoyed Waipio Valley so much and looked forward to hiking the valley.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The view from the top is impressive, but put on some good shoes and follow the trail down to the ocean floor. The trail offers amazing views of the ocean and the Pololu Valley opposite. It takes about 15 minutes to fully descend. I suggest to spend some time on the beach full of volcanic rock and twisted trees. Great... More 

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