Pololu Valley Lookout

Pololu Valley Lookout, Island of Hawaii: Address, Phone Number, Pololu Valley Lookout Reviews: 4.5/5

Pololu Valley Lookout
4.5
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One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
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1-2 hours
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Brandy P
Rowlett, TX14 contributions
Absolutely a must see and do….Hawaii
Oct 2021 • Family
A must to see and do if you are able to walk the Terrain. Good walking shoes are a must, or go barefoot. Beautiful. The walk down to the valley is something you cannot miss. There are cows, that over time have bred on their own and live wild. The black sand beach and waves. I can’t recommend this enough. Bring water. This gem is not easy, but we’ll worth it if you are physically able. If you are not, stop at the lookout and take pictures. It is still a breath taking view.
Written 3 October 2021
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lorrainetSeattle
Edison, WA157 contributions
Good coastal hike with kids
Oct 2021 • Family
Unexpected beauty at the end of the road. Hiked it with a child no problem ( it was dry). Much easier than Waipi'o Valley with kids as half the drop ( and climb back up) and no cars to deal with. This is a trail. I thought it was as beautiful as Waipi'o Valley.
Written 3 October 2021
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Shannon & Aaron
North Carolina8 contributions
A serious hike but totally worth it!
Oct 2021 • Couples
We got to the lookout right at sunrise and hiked down onto the beach. It was empty! We had the entire place to ourselves. We hung out on the beach for a couple hours and just enjoyed the views and took some pictures. This is our favorite black sand beach on the entire island! The hike down isn’t too bad. It’s just steep. The hike up however will push you really hard. The hike is totally worth the reward if getting to spend time on this beautiful beach but be prepared for a serious hike back up.
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Written 30 September 2021
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Lisa B
4 contributions
Stunning!
Sep 2021
Doesn't matter if the weather is good or bad, this is a must see place!!! Exceptional view! If you're feeling in a mood for a hike, head down to the beach and enjoy the crashing waves. Wear reasonable shoes to hike down unless you're an experienced barefoot hiker!

Be kind to the neighborhood and mind the traffic. Respect the Private Property signs and know that there are sacred areas here.
Written 19 September 2021
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TravelinFamVA
98 contributions
Jaw dropping views - Quite the Hike!
Aug 2021
Its quite the hike to get to the bottom but we walked about 1500 ft just to get some nice views of the black sand beach and the cliffs. Parking can be a bit tough on the side of the road but the views are worth the drive out of Hawi. There is a food shack on the drive out of the lookout that opens at 11am but otherwise there are no services. Come with lots of water and good hiking shoes if trekking to the beach.
Written 20 August 2021
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subzi
13 contributions
beautiful first hawaii stop!
Jul 2021 • Couples
The drive up here from waikoloa village was so beautiful! I loved seeing the contrast between the two sides of the island. The lookout was our first stop after we landed and waited to check into our hotel. It was breathtaking!
Written 5 July 2021
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january h
32 contributions
Paradise on Earth!
Jun 2021
Amazing place! So glad I came. I was excited but nervous about the hike down after reading some of the reviews online and watching a few videos but it's really not as bad as I thought it would be (I had a somewhat bad knee and moderately in shape). It was more challenging going down than up for me. Luckily, I had trekking poles, which helped a lot. The first switchback is, in my opinion, the steepest going down/coming back up - once you get past that you should be okay if you're used to hiking different terrain. It is pretty rocky in parts so just watch your step, especially heading down. There's great views all along the trek.

Once you reach the bottom, the views get even better. There's swings and black sand on a rocky beach. We spent at least an hour, if not more, exploring the area and just relaxing - taking it all in. You can see people's rock creations, a make-shift hunt and other little treasures near the shore. Perfect place to truly escape. Get there early enough and you'll have the whole area to yourself - paradise on earth!
Written 29 June 2021
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Kirsten B
Snoqualmie, Washington, United States97 contributions
Fun activity away from tourist traps
Jun 2021
I was beautiful! The hike is longer than one expects, but the payoff at the end is gorgeous. Not really a swimming beach. The waves are pretty strong and the beach is rocky. Would be a tranquil place to bring a picnic (in your backpack). The trek back up is steep.
Written 29 June 2021
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Ott2fly
Charleston, SC753 contributions
Lovely view!
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful black sand beach! The hike down and up is a work out. I would not recommend this to anyone with poor balance or out of shape. Just when you think you’re almost to the beach....there’s more climbing. That said, it’s totally worth it!
Written 11 June 2021
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GeneralShamu
New York City, NY653 contributions
Quick hike for a great beach
Apr 2021
The hike down/up was not bad at all - max thirty minutes each way for those that are not fit but reasonably active. Great beach at the base along with paths through the forest and swings and such.
Written 5 May 2021
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