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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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Great hike!

We did the hike from the lookout. Was an easy 20 minutes down and tougher 40 minutes back up. It's really windy and chilly out there, so dress accordingly. Hit Sushi Rock... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Mel and Dave C
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We did the hike from the lookout. Was an easy 20 minutes down and tougher 40 minutes back up. It's really windy and chilly out there, so dress accordingly. Hit Sushi Rock after for lunch - that place is the best treat after a brisk hike! Watch video from our trip to hawaii here https://youtu.be/fKkM60H2j6Q

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Los Gatos, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wear your hiking/tennis shoes - not flip flops! The views are great but unfortunately it was muddy and quite slippery which didn't make for a very good work out (b/c we had to go so slow), but we had a great time. We made our way down to the beach (not hard), and across the beach to the other side... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It isn't an easy hike, but it doesn't take long, and you get an amazing view of the cliffs on the coast on the way down. The black sand beach below is a gorgeous place to sit and relax. There are signs warning of the dangers of riptides, but we saw quite a few people swimming while we were there.... More 

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Tennessee
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4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The hike down was extremely beautiful overlooking the blue ocean waves, black sand beach and valley with lush green growth. Surprised to find a large teepee and rope swings for kids.

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This is one of the most amazing sights you will ever see. I've been multiple times because it is so amazing. Drive till you can't anymore and park. Sometimes parking can be a bear, as the road narrows, and then ends at the overlook, and hiking trail. If might want to drop people off, then look for a park. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The road ends at this spot which makes it hard to miss. You park on the street. I have no idea why you would drive all the way here and not hike down but some people just took photos. We walked down and quickly realized it was going to be much harder to go back up! The beach is beautiful... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

One of the most amazing place that I have ever visit, this place is one of the wonders on earth nice and easy hike to go down but coming back can be challenging, just amazing

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Drive to the lookout area and saw this beautiful valley. There is a 2 mile path down to the beach but we did not do it. The valleys along this coast are breathtaking. See photos attached.

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You park on the street at the end of the road. Be sure you don't leave items visible in your rental Jeep or convertible because the hobo's aren't afraid to break windows! As for the hike, it's a pretty good one that warrants a couple rests along the way, but you'll feel like a champ afterwards. It's about .3 miles... More 

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Florence, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I was beginning to think this place wasn't really there, but then the road ended in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Spectacular views of the cliffs and untouched valley below. You can hike down to a black sand beach, but it's not a hike for the faint of heart. Parking is tight so find a spot... More 

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