Pololu Valley Lookout
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- 98%Business Travelers
- 95%Green Travelers
- 84%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (17)
- Pololu Valley LookoutMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersAdventure TravelersDec 04, 2013
What a view!! The road ends here and you have to turn around. You should park and take the trail down if you have the time. The valley is beautiful. Don't go down there in flip-flops though; I've seen people do it only to turn around and go back after getting about 50 feet down.
The climb back up can be challenging though, but don't let that deter you if you can make it; the views from the trail are better than the lookout
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- Pololu Valley LookoutCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Apr 04, 2013
A breath-taking view of Pololu Valley and beach below. From the lookout, you can see the beautiful sea cliffs, with a black sand beach lined along the shore. The valley is beautiful and can be hiked for experienced individuals that are ready to camp.
- Pololu Valley LookoutMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Jul 05, 2012
This is my favorite valley view on the Big Island. Many people will tell you to go to Honaka'a to go to Waipio Valley. Nope, go here - it a long drive to the end of the road and on of the most gorgeous bluffs on Earth. This valley is the start of a series of "gulches" that cover the Northeastern part of the Big Island behind the Kohala Mountain range. Pololu is majestic and while the scenic point is often busy with tourist cars very few people walk into the valley at this point so its actually LESS touristy that Waipio if you walk all the way down (about 45 min for a slower walker). You have to be a bit fit and balanced. I wouldnt take an older, injured or otherwise unfit person down this walk and into the Valley but young at heart visitors will thrill at the flora on the walk and the "payoff" of an amazing river meeting the Pacific at the mouth of the Valley. Must visit spot on the Big Island.
- Pololu Valley LookoutJul 04, 2012
Breathtaking scenery! Don't settle for the lookout - the trail down to the beach is not too long and the black sand beach at the bottom is super scenic, quite and usually pretty private.
Don't venture into the water though - north shore currents and waves are dangerous there.