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MacKenzie State Park

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Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Quiet oceanside cliffs

The drive here is really lovely and passes through interesting jungle and trees. When we arrived... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Sarah W
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Boulder, Colorado
Beautiful!

Wow! So very peaceful and beautiful. Not many people around when we visited so we were able to... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Teresa R
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“high cliffs” (3 reviews)
“worth a stop” (4 reviews)
“lava rock” (2 reviews)
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Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

The drive here is really lovely and passes through interesting jungle and trees. When we arrived, we were the only ones there. We enjoyed some quiet time listening to the waves crash into the large cliffs. A very peaceful, tranquil place with lots of trees/shade....More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Wow! So very peaceful and beautiful. Not many people around when we visited so we were able to just enjoy the beauty of the place.

Thank Teresa R
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Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

This unadvertised stop is a gem. Easy access, peaceful and beautiful. You can easily walk the cliffs and see how the lava flows have done their magic. Combine the ocean doing its work to make a views right out of a geologist’s notebook.

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Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

Visited late on a Saturday afternoon and was delighted to find a quiet and secluded place to enjoy the ocean from the vantage point of 30 foot cliffs. We were sad that we didn't bring fishing poles, but it was fun to watch a group...More

Thank Michelle P
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

You'll have to drive the sometimes 1-lane highway 137 to get here, although it is paved and in good condition. Go slow and careful as you pass between trees, etc. I think it's worth it. Not only do you end up away from most (or...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

We were just about all by ourselves the day we found Mackenzie State Park. It is a small park, but strangely beautiful. I could have stayed there and just sat for hours. It is located on a high cliff, with no way down that you...More

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Reviewed August 24, 2017

No beach but neat bluffs formed from wave erosion of volcanic flows. - Don't let small children out of your reach. The state has done a poor job of maintaining what was a memorial park. If you are taking the drive along this coast you...More

Thank L2698ICjamesh
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

The McKenzie State Park has high cliffs with surf pounding on the rocks. Beautiful but one must be careful! Worth a stop for the gorgeous scenery.

Thank Rosie R
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

First, don't take kids here, unless you have excellent control over them. There's no protection to prevent them from just falling over the edge into the roaring waves below. Aside from this, it was amazing. We watched from the edge as large swells crashed into...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2017

First off: don't try to use the restrooms here. They had graffiti all over the doors and my mom poked her head in and said both smelled horrific. That said, it's worth a stop here for the amazing views of the sea cliffs and the...More

1  Thank Analise83
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