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Address: Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 800-770-0326

A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.

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A great hike along the beach

We decided to hike down to the beach, a very steep road but well worth it to walk along the black sand beach ..... the hike back up is very steep so take your time .... a great day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to hike down to the beach, a very steep road but well worth it to walk along the black sand beach ..... the hike back up is very steep so take your time .... a great day

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is gorgeous. I recommend driving down to the beach with food and a cooler and hang out for the day. How many places can you drive right up to on the sand. Best to go on a sunny day and you will be able to see the waterfalls on both sides of the beach. Make sure you have... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove all the way to check the overlook. Not worth it. The signage clearly states that the valley is privately owned and to please not go in unless you are invited. Since we were not invited, we drove back. Even with a tour or in a hike, it would feel intrusive. I think that if you want to see... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have rented a 4WD vehicle this is the stop for you! The drive down to the bottom of the canyon is restricted to 4WD vehicles only, and I can see why! The drive down is one of the most exciting things I have done. The road is perfect for a little off-road fun. From bumps to river crossings... More 

Thank Tom I
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read many things about Waipi'o Valley and it being one of the most beautiful places in all of Hawaii. I am so glad we made the journey to see it in person. Earlier in the day, we had already hiked Pololu Valley, so we went back in the car to trek on over here. It took about 1... More 

Thank Aparna B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good view. Good for a quick stopover but not a destination trip. Pololu valley outlook is much better.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard about the Waipio Valley we decided to make the drive out from Hilo. We made it to the overlook about mid-afternoon and although it was a bit foggy, you could still appreciate the sheer cliffs and stunning scenery of the Waipio Valley. There was even a waterfall on one of the cliffs. I could imagine this being even... More 

Thank Ana P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to rent a jeep especially for this trip and from all the reviews, Waipio valley is a must see! It was well worth it, the ride to go up and down the hill using 4x4 was a scary experience, huge pot holes which we didn't even know how deep it went and the thought of getting stuck or... More 

Thank Jaymine F
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always just viewed the valley from the lookout on previous trips...but with a 4 WD Jeep, we ventured down the steep road (YES, you need 4WD)...got to see the entire valley and a number of waterfalls not visible from the lookout...drove through some streams and also a few deep "puddles" and made it down to the beach....lovely spot for... More 

Thank EscoDave
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by in the later afternoon as a side trip while in Waimea. The view was beautiful, but would have been much more so in the morning when the sun is shining into the valley. In the afternoon, the sun is behind the valley and it is mostly in shadows. Also, the afternoon can bring heavy rain to this... More 

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