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Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii

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#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Island of Hawaii
Hike down into dramatic Waipi'o Valley to see the tallest waterfalls on the island plunging from steep cliffs, a black sand beach, and fields of taro. The valley measures 1.6 km (1 mi) across and 8 km (5 mi) long and the cliffs, and mountains on either side plunge down 600 m (2000 ft). Check out Hiilawe Falls, which drop 400 m (1,300 ft) at the back of the valley. When you reach the beach, you can cross the river that bisects it if the tide is out. Pack a light lunch, wear comfortable clothes and hiking shoes, and bring sunscreen and a hat to make the long, steep hike down from the top of the valley easier. If you choose to drive down, make sure it’s in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, given the bumpy road. You can plan Honokaa trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Hopefully when you visit, it won't be raining but even then the view is spectacular. Parking lot is adjacent. A slightly steep walk down but short and not slippery. Very beautiful. Have seen it 10 tim...  more »
  • What a hoot. Takes some effort and expense to take in the view of the valley. Yes, it’s gorgeous and green but the real attraction is the history of place so you know what you’re looking at. Finding a...  more »
  • Even if you just stop at the scenic point this is one of those "aaaaHHHH" moments. If you don't have 4 wheel drive and would like to head down there are locals who will take you down.  more »
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  • Beautiful country side. Multiple waterfalls, river the runs into the ocean.
  • I came here in 1989. It was wonderfully beautiful. It is still wonderful that it will hardly change even after 30 years.
  • Amazing hike with views. Wear good shoes as it is a steep descent with some mud at the bottom. But worth the effort.
  • very very gouud. very very very very gooouuuud. i luv it. best ever
  • My husband and I went on their horseback riding tour. It provided us with gorgeous views and the guides were fun.

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