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Address: Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: 808-775-0419
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Bit of a hike but so worth it! Loved the beach down there and played in the pounding surf for quite a while before doing the steep climb up. Gorgeous valley and beach! A must do!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Bit of a hike but so worth it! Loved the beach down there and played in the pounding surf for quite a while before doing the steep climb up. Gorgeous valley and beach! A must do!

Thank SoBlessed2010
Traverse City, Michigan
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

But you have to hike down a 400 ft trail and back up to visit this gem, The trip is worth it and not that difficult but plan for it, bring water to drink and don't wear flip flops. You'll love it once there.

2 Thank TCEd
Toronto, Ontario
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It's a long hike, but a beautiful place. Well worth the drive to Waipio valley. Another wonderful place on the Big Island.

1 Thank Nelly011
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely loved this tour. I ride, my husband doesn't and we both had a great time. The horses are well cared for, safe, and sure footed. The tour guides were great. The guy that drove us down was hilarious! The scenery is breath taking! If you enjoy horseback riding, do this for sure! Let them know that you can... More 

2 Thank wholeheartedly
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Absolutely worth seeing.... if you go into the valley take a jeep...Please don't do the horse pull. It is not fair to those horses to work them like that . Pick a cruelty free alternative. ♡

8 Thank Krystereo
Concord, New Hampshire
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93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Hiked in from the top of the hill. It's a workout up and down, but the views are stunning and since the road in is paved, pretty safe for those in reasonable health. When we reached the bottom of the valley, we enjoyed the good company of the horses and then traversed some streams to get back to a waterfall.... More 

Thank Ian F
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Drove down to the valley floor. Its a steep hill so its best if you have a 4WD or if you can hitch a ride. The beach is pure black sands, and the waterfalls are incredible!

1 Thank Rosemary P
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our family of four had so much fun! Our guide drove us to the base of the valley, and we hiked from the stables along a mostly flat trail and through some streams where we could see farms and the verdant valley. The horses are gentle, and the guides were very helpful and also hilarious. My husband had never been... More 

Thank Catherine K
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We have always wanted to hike down and have a picnic on the black sand beach at Waipio Valley. We began our hike down from the Look Out point using the roughly paved switchback road to the bottom. The road is used by locals and tours so you have to frequently step to the side of the road as motorcycles,... More 

3 Thank Petra of Vancouver
los angeles
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148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Love love love Waipio trail... We'd hiked this trail a dozen times... and cursed ourselves everytime we are hiking up... and then do it again everytime we are in Big island! The hike is north of kohala coast... You can stay in kona or waikoloa area but will have to drive up early to make the hike. Best, stay at... More 

4 Thank kukulimoku

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