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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: Driving, Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Lookout beautiful but take the hike down

This lookout was fabulous but you need to take the hike down to the Black beach to really experience it all. A black Beach!!! along the path there are nice views as well. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Vienna, VA

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Vienna, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This lookout was fabulous but you need to take the hike down to the Black beach to really experience it all. A black Beach!!! along the path there are nice views as well. You need sturdy shoes & bring a camera & water. You can even go in the water, but there are no facilities to change or a bathroom.... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view. Hike into valley was very mud this day. Take the time to drive up and at least take in the view & check out the surrounding little towns.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The drive through Hawi is definitely recommended. It is such a quaint town. The best part of it is that the Pololu Valley lookout is at the end of the road. If you are in the area, definitely recommend seeing the views here. I did not have enough time to hike down (I did in Waipio Valley and highly recommend... More 

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Grass Valley, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It was a nice scenic drive to get to Pololu Valley Lookout. The view was amazing from the parking lot at the top. We hiked the trail which was about a mile down and would through lush vegetation. The black sand beach at the bottom was gorgeous and the view of the small valley below was just as beautiful.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We finally made it down into the valley after being rained out. I'd say check the weather before you make the drive. There is also limited parking, so if you plan to hike into the valley, I recommend arriving on the earlier side. Carry some water and a snack or meal and enjoy the beach. I believe most of the... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Take good shoes, take water and take the hike! not particularly difficult but rocky, nice views along the way and at the bottom awaits a soft black sand beach, flower beds in the sand and an evergreen background. Make sure to stop at Sushi Rock after!

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We did not want to head up to North Kohala because of the long drive but the cloudy day was just the ticket. Got to the end of the road, the clouds had dissipated and we were met with a spectacular view of the valley and black sand beach with the roar of its angry waves. Three of the four... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great view and a manageable hike to the black sand beach. Parking is very limited, so consider going early in the day or late in the day.

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Even if you do not want to walk ll the way down, do yourself a favour and go down at least 5-10 minutes. The views you will be rewarded with will certainly make it worth. If you do get all the way to the beach, make sure you pack water as the climb back is pretty strenuous, and the sun... More 

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Manassas va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Read all the reviews before we left on the trip. Decided to add this to things we must do while on the island. Glad we did. It is a great to go if you come to this island. The views are great.

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

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