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Address: End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI
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One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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Beautiful Vista

Drive through adorable little towns to the end of the road to see this surreal view. Hike halfway down (about 15-20 minutes) the trail for an even better view, or all the way down... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Grass Valley, California
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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Drive through adorable little towns to the end of the road to see this surreal view. Hike halfway down (about 15-20 minutes) the trail for an even better view, or all the way down to explore the beach. Take good shoes as the hike is steep, rocky and slippery. Don't forget a camera!

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new york
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While the lookout has a nice view, hiking down at least halfway gives you much better views. The path is steep but manageable, especially if you have a hiking stick.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive to the lookout is fabulous but when you reach the lookout you will be amazed at the beauty of Hawaii! I visited many places on the Big Island and this was by far my favorite. Wear hiking shoes, bring water and take the trail down to the beach - you will not be disappointed. Just before reaching the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Less than a hour drive from KingsLand. Slow, non-stop hike down approx 15 mins, hike up 25mins. Beautiful scenery. If you like hiking and enjoy beautiful scenery, this one is for you. It's free!

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Rentz, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lookout had a great view...but if you are able to walk down the valley trail, you are rewarded with absolute beauty!

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous attraction and hiking trails too. You can choose only to drive up there and take a few shots or you can go and hike the trail. At this time we choose to drive up until the very end of the road and we walked a bit to take pictures and enjoy the breathtaking view. Next time... More 

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please make time to visit this gem. It's tucked away and a good distance from...everything really. But you won't be disappointed. When you arrive, parking is fairly sketchy and sparse. Cars were parked along both sides of the street and we walked to the entrance of the lookout. So this is actually a hiking trail down to a black sand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Then prepared for the wonderful views and beautiful sunrise. The hiking is not that difficult but there are parts with no wind and you're going to sweat buckets thus the need for water.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the lookout is wonderful. If you are able to make the hike down the waterfalls and views are well worth it. If you are walking, make sure you leave enough time before sunset to start heading back up.

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Lakeside, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see when on the big island. At the lookout, the hike down is steep unless you are in 4-wheel drive vehicle. No only is there a beautiful black sand beach at the bottom a good hike in and you will see a stunning waterfall. The hike to the falls is about 2 miles and having someone... More 

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