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Pololu Valley Lookout, Island of Hawaii

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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. Arrange your visit to Pololu Valley Lookout and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kapaau using our Kapaau trip generator.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a long drive (for most tourists who aren't staying in Hawi) but pretty and relaxing. And the hike is short, but a little steep. The beach is rocky and the surf is rough, and apparently it's a ...  more »
  • We didn't do much research on this point of interest as we thought it was just another beautiful lookout in Hawaii. We were definitely right on that part, the view is spectacular of the valley, ocean ...  more »
  • We visited Pololu lookout and walked down just over a mile to the beach. On the way there we took the coastal highway 270 from Kailua Kona and on the way back we took highway 250 and highway 19 which ...  more »
Google
  • Amazing view over the pololu Valley.
  • Free!! Worth the drive!