Waipi'o Valley, Island of Hawaii
Categories: Valleys, Historic Walking Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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A picture may be worth a thousand words, but to see it for real is a lifetime experience! The Waipi'o Valley, aka Valley of the Kings, was the home of ancient Hawaiian royalty and the majestic cliffs ... read more »
There are those who think they are in shape enough to walk down to the valley floor-- and regret the crawl back up. Pay the money and take the tour. 2 hours of a native guide to tell you what you are ... read more »
Highly recommend coming to Waipi'o Valley when visiting the big island of Hawaii. Drove up to the lookout area and witnessed the incredible views Waipi'o has to offer. Photos at the ready - impossible... read more »
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