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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
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A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.

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This is Magic Location

Hint: Find your way to Waipi'o Valley. Do not delay. From the overlook into the valley from the coastal the view is breath taking. The place is not difficult to find you will... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
COparrotheads
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hint: Find your way to Waipi'o Valley. Do not delay. From the overlook into the valley from the coastal the view is breath taking. The place is not difficult to find you will be happy that you did.

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Thank COparrotheads
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most beautiful place I have ever been. The lookout was nice, but you don't really get a feel for this magnificent place until you venture to the bottom. It would be a fantastic but tough hike. I didn't think I could make it carrying my two children, and I knew they couldn't make it without being carried,... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Waipi'o, in Hawaiian, means curved waters, and as you can see from the picture, it is a lovely curved bay with black sand. Most people drive to the lookout and peer into the bay, take a few pictures, and leave, but the magic begins when you start to descend the 25% grade 4 wheel drive road. It takes almost as... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here and would recommend it as a must see while you visit Hawaii! So many great places to visit and this is a must see!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your pictures - and I mean every one of them- will be postcard perfect. The cliffs, waves, beach - it all combines for an awesome spectacle of nature. See it - do not miss this spectacular sight.

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Brownsdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to Waipio Valley from Hilo, which is a beautiful windy drive. We did not realize you could go down to the bottom of the valley until we got to the lookout. We talked to the ranger and it was not advisable to drive ourselves to the bottom. You must be in excellent shape if you want to walk... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About an hour north of Hilo with lots to see along the way. Not much to do there except enjoy the view, unless you have a 4-wheel drive and want to venture down to the shoreline.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read the reviews and books about this this trip and steep incline. It's legit. To the point we almost didn't want to drive but walk down. I can tell you with 100% certainty do NOT walk this and to the beach. This was a long very muddy drive to the beach. People don't realize how tough the walk back... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Going down is already a little hard, but it's a very tough hike back up from the beach, but it's worth it. My phone thought I had climbed 66 stairs when I came back to the lookout. But it's so beautiful and the views of Waipi'o valley are amazing. The beach has soft black lava sand.

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Shelton, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

Went by horseback to a beautiful waterfall. Riding through the eucalyptus trees was very pretty. The water fall was beautiful. We had lunch there, and the opportunity to swim in the pool under neath. It was very relaxing.

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