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One of many scenic valleys on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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End of Hwy. 270, Island of Hawaii, HI 96755
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you find yourself staying on the west side of the Island of Hawaii, please make the drive north on highway 270, around the northern horn of the island, past the cute little town of Hawi, to the Pololu Valley Lookout. They views are stunning...More

Thank Spaceman58
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road to the Pololu Valley Lookout is a small road that ends with some of the most breathtaking views on the planet. You will find parking along the road side and then walk a short distance to a view of the sea crashing into...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the fun is getting there. We drove from Wailoloa Village to Pololu Valley Lookout. The drive is stunning and thrilling. It gives you perspective and appreciation. Stop along the way to see the statue of King Kamehameha. Stop in the little boutiques and...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a beginner hike and definitely don't go swimming if you are a tourist. Worth walking down to the end of the beach for waterfall.

Thank ktfish
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this trail and recommend you start out early due to traffic and views. We had the place to ourselves early in the am and returned from the hike with tons of people entering the trail down. The main trail descends to a rocky...More

Thank TucsonDaug
Reviewed 1 week ago

If the heavens descend it has arrived! It starts out why parking is a bit challenging. The ascending walk along a rocky path with peaks of views towards the tree- line descending path is only in your imagination. It is worth forging on. We stumbled...More

1  Thank Marie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked down on a Sunday afternoon...it was a bit busy with people and parking is a challenge, but what wonderful views and lovely area. We found the rope swings and enjoyed them...the coastline is very rugged, due to high surf we opted not to...More

1  Thank Amy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this spot of heaven on earth. First when you arrive you are greeted with a spectacular view of the ocean from above, as well as an amazing coastline. Then you hike down to the valley. You have to be sure...More

2  Thank RANDY A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of my first stops today when I got to the Big Island (after checking into my hotel and changing into shorts haha). This was top on my list and I knew that I would want to see it. It did not disappoint!...More

3  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At the very end of the road to the north of the island you arrive at this picturesque lookout. Parking is limited at the lookout itself, but everyone parks along the road. The lookout offers some great views of the valley, cliffs and sea below....More

2  Thank Karrst
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A_NIELSEN_987
2 September 2017|
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Response from JuliePrins | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not on crutches or even someone with bad knees or ankles. It is a very challenging hike due to the steep grade and the terrain.
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IMRAN K
5 April 2016|
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Response from Matt C |
It would depend on your stamina and strength. It is a fairly steep climb back up. You are not ever climbing as with your hands and knees, but there are three switchbacks and almost constantly climbing as if on stairs.
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Smurfygirl003
18 November 2015|
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