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Hiilawe Falls

Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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“atv tour” (2 reviews)
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

we decide to add this hike on to our trip when driving from Kona to Hilo and are very glad we did. the original plan was to hike the 3 mile round trip down to the beach but instead we decided to hike to see...More

1  Thank srussell3travel
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

If you are looking for the one spot that says "Hawaii" on the big island this is it!!! In order to get there you need to either (a) rent a 4WD vehicle or (b) hike a long way down (We chose the first option). The...More

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

My wife and I got to see these falls as part of our tour with the Waipi'o Valley Shuttle Tour company. They are pretty spectacular and well worth the view. Whether you hike down to the valley or get to the bottom on one of...More

Thank irawine
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The safety preceptor at the beginning of the hike will warmly greet you and also forewarn you: “One mile down, 10 miles up!” We were also advised to pack our lunches and plenty of water (great advice! You need those calories as you WILL burn...More

2  Thank Bobbi H
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We walked down from Waipio Lookout..have done this before.See Waipio Valley for reviews on hike.turn left at bottom of hill and short walk reveals Hi'ilawe Falls.Best view is before the first corner..be respectful and obey the Kapu signs of private property..its especially beautiful on cloudy...More

3  Thank Macstil
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

We stopped here with friends who live near Kona. What a spectacular view, even on a day that was a little rainy . You get a view of the surf, the mountain range with a spectacular water fall, and agricultural fields. I highly recommend this...More

Thank James E
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

If you want to see the small falls along with the larger then expect to do some walking. If you want to see the main falls only go to the left!

Thank BILL S
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Long hike down and then tough back up but special place. Parking at lookout may be limited so prepare to walk 1klm to start of descent.

Thank worldismyoyster2015
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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

The title says it all. Not an easy place to get to but worth the effort. Take a guided tour. The information about the history of the valley is not easily gotten anywhere else.

1  Thank Gary K
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Reviewed September 2, 2017

We were down in the valley and were able to see the Hiilawe Falls. Even though there had not been much rain lately, they were still beautiful. Would love to come back and see them after a heavy rain. Very scared site and you can...More

1  Thank gldnpupper27
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lucy32
July 11, 2017|
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Response from Shannon C | Reviewed this property |
You hike down an easy path.....not a difficult hike but really pretty scenery
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