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Review of Halawa Valley

Ranked #3 of 48 things to do in Molokai
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Owner description: Situated on the eastern side of Molokai.
Reviewed March 12, 2018

The road to the Halawa Valley is very scenic but the beach at the end is pretty rugged. But two families living on the private land in the valley will take you on a walk up to the waterfall and tell you stories of the ancient Hawaiians farming taro in the valley before being decimated by a tsunami. A rich cultural experience and a nice hike to a pretty waterfall.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank jothvn
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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting cultural hike with a swim in a mineral pool at the base of a waterfall thrown in. The hike and waterfall are great, hike is pretty easy with the hardest part being the fording if the stream. But by far the best component is the cultural education that comes with it. Walk through an ancient stone temple, learn about the history (recent and some ancient). There is a nice beach to visit afterwards too. It takes a solid hour from Kaunakakai with the last eight miles being a one lane road with blind curves.

We recommend stopping at mile 16 where there is a little store and lunch counter to have breakfast. The starting point for the tour is another 40 minutes beyond that.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kelly H
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

A very enjoyable drive along the coast to this valley. The views along the coast are some of the best. Molokai at its BEST. Take your time and enjoy the view. The road at times is quite narrow with a few blind spot corners, but well worth the drive.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Tom B
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

A long, beautiful drive to this amazingly gorgeous spot. Lots of places to stop and see on the way, lava to climb on and places to put your feet in the water. Historical sites, man made fish ponds, churches. At the end you can see three waterfalls in the distance, the gorgeous mountains, the ocean, black sand beach, just breathtaking.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Annalisa H
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

The valley is very scenic, even if you only view it from an overlook. We hiked to the end of the valley where a spectacular waterfall falls into a plunge pool (yes, people swim there). The hike is not overly difficult, but you will have to ford two streams (each about 20 feet wide) in order to get there. The hike is five miles, round trip.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank greekmermaid13
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