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45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Gorgeous, though unfortunately we only saw this through the window of the Waipio on Horseback van on our way down to the valley. Would have been worth stopping, spending a few minutes to drink in the scene. After our horseback trip, my husband and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank writeonOntario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will find this stunning view at the end of the road. The view was stunning. Definitely with the trip. You can do a four wheel drive down to the valley. But we just stood at the lookout and took it all in

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Travelconnoisseur5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You overlook the big, deep Waipio Valley. Bring your camera. A powerful telephoto lens will be handy. The valley itself is only accessible if you have a real 4WD vehicle with a low gear range. Seriously! The road is INCREDIBLY steep and INCREDIBLY narrow. And...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Data-Plumber
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful Lookout and definitely worth the stop. There is a pretty decent grade to walk down to and up from the Lookout point. Breathtaking views!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1216SaraG
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

This was our best view of anything on the big island so far. Parking was somewhat difficult it seems but we got lucky getting a spot up front :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jordanf792
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Definitely worth the trip to see this lookout over sheer cliffs covered in green, the valley leading to a beautiful black sand beach, and the waterfall in the distance. A "wow" moment!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diane D
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

The area is well kept and clean. The view is stunning. I highly recommend going there in 4WD in order go down the “road” to the bottom of The Valley. It’s not an easy drive down the mountain but so worth it. Many do the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Vacation4mami
Reviewed February 5, 2019

On a drive from Waimea to Hilo, head north through Honokaa to the beautiful overlook of the Waipio Valley. You won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelQueen1107
Reviewed February 3, 2019

We drove down to the very bottom and to the beach, but if you don't have a good car with 4 wheel drive, you should probably hike down. There is a black sand beach at the bottom and the whole place is absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank peraltiago
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Not much new to add - it is well worth the drive to see this view. Incredible - even on a cloudy day.

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 3, 2019|
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Response from Jennifer U | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is little parking so go early.
January 7, 2018|
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Response from Lryu | Reviewed this property |
Yes lots of shade in the morning. Starts to get sunny at around 11-12.
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
No reservations required! It’s got a very small parking lot so you will probably have to park on the street and walk back.