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Onomea Bay, Island of Hawaii

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  • We diverted to drive the scenic route. The drive was not that scenic, but we found this short hike. It was about .3 miles to the bottom and the beach. There was a couple places to enjoy the ocean cras...  more »
  • A beautiful bay (no beach) at the coast near Hilo. You can leave the highwau 19 and follow the scenic road here. From the street a small way goes down to the bay.  more »
  • We walked down to Onomea Bay off the Onomea Scenic Drive via the Onomea Trail, also known as the Donkey Trail. The trail follows the Onomea Creek and is only about a half mile in distance and has an e...  more »
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  • Access to Onomea bay and falls are from the Old Mamalahoa Highway. There is limited parking on road. From trail head marker, it is step and wet to first cove. Here the palm trees grow out horizontal from rocky shore. Go over headland of Botanical garden to Onomea falls. From here you can cross stream to narrow headland to view the bay itself. No swimming here. Trail is wet and continues back up to road. Good ½ hour walk.

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A convenient starting point for any exploration of the eastern portion of the Island of Hawaii, Hilo features many air-conditioned hostels, ideally priced for backpackers and other travelers not intending to spend a great deal of time indoors. For additional amenities and more privacy, book a room at a private bed and breakfast or small hotel near the town's best beaches. To stay closer to the hub of tourist action, consider a mid-range inn located in one of the old buildings in Hilo's historic downtown area.
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