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. For Pololu Valley Lookout and beyond, use our Kapaau trip maker website to get the most from your Kapaau vacation.
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  • My husband and I recently moved to Big Island and had been looking forward to checking out this attraction. What a disappointment! The view of the cliffs from the actual lookout area is terrible. The ...  more »
  • It took a long time to get to a view you can see many places along the way. This is not worth the time.  more »
  • But it is the only protected area in the North Kohala district gazebo to the normal length, and 250, 270 times to cool the drive of the road, the scenery here is willing to visit cake.
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  • Great beach with no one on it!!! Black sand, It is a bit of a hike down (then up) so be prepared. Bring a bottle of water.
  • This is worth driving to and looking at the views, but plan to hike down into the valley (1000') on a dirt trail. It is 25 miles to the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Co Inc, 61-3251 Maluokalani St, Waimea, HI 96743, and 30 miles to the hotels. No parking except along the road.
  • Amazing view over the pololu Valley.
  • Free!! Worth the drive!

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