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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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This has the most spectacular views. It's about 20 minutes both ways but coming back up is killer. It hurts. Bring enough water! Also take a swim suit if you want to enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This has the most spectacular views. It's about 20 minutes both ways but coming back up is killer. It hurts. Bring enough water! Also take a swim suit if you want to enjoy the water down at the bottom. Gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Another beautiful hike. Parked along the road. Got in about 12:30 and it was already pretty busy, but still ample parking along the street. Depending on how far you plan to go after you reach the beach, be sure to bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat. It's only about 5-6 kilometers but the decline and incline in warm... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

While you should definitely stop at the Wai'ipo Valley Overlook, you need a four wheel drive, a paid tour service or walk one mile straight down and back to visit. This outlook is also gorgeous and you can much more easily walk down to it. You get to the area by driving the beautiful Kahalo Mountain Road.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this site on our last day to kill time before our evening flight home. This ended up being the most beautiful place we visited during our entire stay and we visited several beaches, waterfalls, volcano's, etc. Please add this to your list, you will not regret it. The hike from the lookout to the beach is not too... More 

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Littleton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

If you are staying on the Big Island do yourself a favor and get out of the populated areas. The Pololu Valley is wonderful and you will begin to appreciate the varied micro climates on the Big Island. Two ways to do this- one book a room at the Volcano or in Hilo or anywhere on the other side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The view from the lookout is spectacular, but I would highly recommend the hike down to the black sand beach at the valley. The views are even more spectacular as you venture down into the valley. The area is not recommended for swimming due to rough seas, but it still offers beautiful views. The hike back up is strenuous, but... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Don't just stop at the lookout -- hike down to the black sand beach! Its about a third of a mile -- tough coming back up but definitely do-able. The view from the beach up to the cliffs is amazing and beach is beautiful -- littered with lava rocks, coral and drift wood. There is a trail from the far... More 

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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The last time I came to this overlook I promised myself that if I ever returned I'd hike down the trail to the bottom of the valley, and I'm glad I did it. The overlook is very nice and a great place to take photos. The trail started off extremely slippery because it had just rained. The trail is not... More 

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The valley is in the north east of island and the road ends there. It's an awsome place- wild and beautiful. If you have any movement restrictions, you may enjoy the view, otherwise I strongly recommend to hike down. It's not that bad, we were there after a heavy rain and it was walkable, if you're careful enough. The beach... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I found this to be our favorite stop during our honeymoon on the island. The view is absolutely incredible and the pictures do not do it justice. We spontaneously took the hike down in our fiip flops. It took us about a half an hour to get down to the beach. We stayed around the beach area... More 

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Address: Address: End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii

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