Hello all. Taking my second trip to the Big Island in January, and I'm trying to decide if the hike to Papakolea Beach to see the green sand is worth it. Last time I decided not to see it because I had too much on the list, but this time we could maybe manage it, although it will take a bit of driving to get there from Kapaoho How's the hike from the parking lot? I've heard its windy, dusty, and takes about 3 hours round trip, but how's the scenery? The pictures I've seen with the trees growing bent over because of the wind actually look kind of cool, but is that enough to make the hike interesting? Can you see the ocean while walking? Is it hard to follow the trail? Google map's satellite images look a little confusing with all the tracks from the illegal vehicles. I'm curious to hear everyone's opinions!