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Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii
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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. Arrange to visit Waipi'o Valley and other attractions in Honokaa using our Honokaa trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is as pretty and perhaps even more beautiful that the views of the Napili Coast in Kauai. To see the sheer, rugged cliffs down into the ocean and the still farmed taro farms in the valley is grea...  more »
  • This spot had amazing views - I wish we had time to actually take the ride down the hill and stand at the bottom in person - definitely a must see again if I ever make it back! 
  • We decided to hike down to the beach, a very steep road but well worth it to walk along the black sand beach ..... the hike back up is very steep so take your time .... a great day