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Waipio Valley Lookout, Honokaa

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  • A local asked us if we had visited the Waipio Valley. We had via helicopter tour and he said that nothing compared to driving down into the valley. The next day we hopped in the rental jeep with 4x4 a...  more »
  • It's a long way out there. But totally worth it. It's other worldly beautiful. Very tough parking and sort of primitive viewing area.  more »
  • We loved the views from the lookout. We also decided to drive to the bottom after talking to the ranger. A 4 wheel drive vehicle and good breaks are required. We drove back towards the waterfall but n...  more »
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  • The lookout point is easy to get to by car and a short hike down to viewing area. I would not recommend hiking down the entire hill into the valley, take the shuttle bus with open windows, you get an excellent guide and do not have to worry about the one way hill getting down there and back up. Keep in mind, if you do drive it on your own you must have a 4WD and the traffic going uphill has the right away. Loved learning about the locals that live down there and what grows down there.
  • This valley is amazing alike Pololu, except people live here. The walk down was tough with my rucksack as it was a steep grade. Make a right at the end and walk straight to the beach. Good place to chill out especially if you have a truck. Camped out in the other side of the river flow and had an amazing night camped out. Camped in the trees and woke up to so much beauty. Oh , got lucky enough to hitch a ride back up. That walk back up has got to be rough!
  • the Waipio Valley lookout is worth driving to, because you can drive right up to it, but there is very Limited parking. It is only about a mile from the center of town. You can look down into the mouth of the valley (1000' below), but cannot see up the valley to the waterfalls. The best experience would be to hike down into the valley (on a very steep paved road) or take a tour.
  • This place is beautiful and gives you the option of how involved you want to be. The view from the lookout is phenomenal but if you have the time you can also hike down in for a closer look. The bathrooms at the lookout were clean and had plenty of tissue. Take your own soap and towel to wash hands if you want to. The covered picnic tables were nice. Cats were present but not social with people.
  • Stunningly beautiful. Unless you are having an experienced hiker that is in good shape, I would not hike down to the valley. There are many people driving and they will take you down and back.