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Pololu Valley Lookout, Island of Hawaii

#8 of 52 in Nature in Island of Hawaii
Must see · Valley · Lookout
Enjoy the view of the valley, ocean, and cliffs from Pololu Valley Lookout on Kohala Mountain. Even though it was once densely populated, the valley is now completely uninhabited and taken over by nature. A short hiking trail leads to the black sand beach at the bottom of the valley. While the hike down is not very difficult and provides some great views, coming back up the steep hill can be tricky. It's important to have adequate footwear and to bring enough water and bug spray. Swimming at the beach is not recommended due to strong currents. If you don't want to try the whole hike, consider at least going down a couple of switchbacks for totally different views from those you get at the top. After the ten parking spaces fill up, you'll have to park along the street, avoiding private property. For Pololu Valley Lookout and beyond, use our Kapaau trip maker website to get the most from your Kapaau vacation.
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  • Limited parking, hard to turnaround. No special view -- can see up coast, up valley, and down to beach.  more »
  • Pololu Valley Lookout is the opposite end of the Waipio Valley on the Big Island of Hawaii. We just stopped quickly at the top to see the views, although there is a path that goes down to the beach...  more »

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