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Pololu Valley Lookout

End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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"the black sand beach"
in 97 reviews
"dead end"
in 18 reviews
"bring water"
in 38 reviews
"great hike"
in 28 reviews
"road ends"
in 15 reviews
"the big island"
in 96 reviews
"walking stick"
in 18 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 22 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 10 reviews
"steep trail"
in 10 reviews
"hiked down"
in 14 reviews
"hiking shoes"
in 20 reviews
"trail head"
in 16 reviews
"take your time"
in 25 reviews
"jurassic park"
in 12 reviews
"decent shape"
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"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

At the very end of the road to the north of the island you arrive at this picturesque lookout. Parking is limited at the lookout itself, but everyone parks along the road. The lookout offers some great views of the valley, cliffs and sea below....More

Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took almost this very photo and many more. On the north end of the Big Island where King Kamehameha was born. Very refreshing, windy, sometimes rainy, but always beautiful. Parking is tight but very worth the trip.

Thank tradewinds24
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful trail on the north end of Hawaii. Trail is easy to identify. Don't try to go down in anything but sneakers or hiking shoes, especially if it's wet. Picturesque! There isn't any bathroom facility and parking is a bit of a challenge, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time doing this hike. We opted for the 3 mile version. So down the path to the black sand beach, across the beach and through the trees. Then back up and over to look into the next Valley. Great hike! Definitely do not come...More

Thank Rebekah C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning scenery of the valley and ocean cliffs from this lookout. Note that parking is limited and tight.

Thank 2cantravelbugs
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful lookout. It's what you picture when you picture Hawaii. We walked part of the way down but unfortunately it had just rained so it was very slippery and we didn't feel comfortable going down further. Definitely need good shoes and they...More

Thank connorsmommy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are really great. So, be sure to have your camera. But the walk is not easy but you and your kids can do it, if properly prepared. Tips for a great experience : 1. Do yourself a big favor and wear running shoes...More

Thank EmTravelNow
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter at the Fairmont Orchid recommended this black sand beach. We asked if our 4 and 6 year olds would be able to do the hike down and he said, “yes, no problem.” Let’s just say, if you have little kids—pack the sneakers and...More

Thank P426OTheidih
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited the the lookout and then walked down the trail to the coast about two-thirds of the way. Although we did not go down to the beach, the hike we did take afforded us some great views of the coastline...More

Thank irawine
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't do the hike down to the beach, so I can't comment on that. But the view from the top is totally worth going for. Just drive to end of the road, or as far as you can go before finding a place on...More

Thank swearengen
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A_NIELSEN_987
September 1, 2017|
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Response from JuliePrins | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not on crutches or even someone with bad knees or ankles. It is a very challenging hike due to the steep grade and the terrain.
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IMRAN K
April 4, 2016|
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Response from Matt C |
It would depend on your stamina and strength. It is a fairly steep climb back up. You are not ever climbing as with your hands and knees, but there are three switchbacks and almost constantly climbing as if on stairs.
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Smurfygirl003
November 17, 2015|
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