Waipio Valley Lookout
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Green Travelers
- 79%Adventure Travelers
- 71%History Buffs
- 70%Budget Travelers
- 69%Spiritual Seekers
- 61%Family Travelers
User Reviews (33 Reviews)
- Waipio Valley LookoutMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 01, 2014
Waipio Valley is amazing! One of the best things on the island. A must do! This review is specifically for the lookout point above the valley. I gave it four stars because the lookout does not compare with actually hiking down into the valley! Being in the valley I give a 5! If you are unable to make the steep climb down and up there are buses that will take you down to see the beautiful beaches and wild horses below.
- Waipio Valley LookoutOct 20, 2013
Driving to this roadside lookout high atop the oceanfront cliffs is just the beginning of any adventure in Waipio Valley. Walk down the jeep road into the amphitheater valley itself, fronted by a wild surf beach. If you want to go hiking around the valley and exploring its waterfalls, hire a local guide. Residents are rightly territorial about their property and taro fields, as Waipio is one of the last bastions of Hawaiian homesteaders on the Big Island.
- Waipio Valley LookoutOct 10, 2013
The lookout spot is a great photo op. Also, the charming little town of Honoka'a is a great place to stop for lunch or check out antique shops. You need a 4 wheel drive vehicle to drive down to the beautiful beach due to the grade of the road. You can also hike down (it's only 1.5 miles each way) but it's extremely steep. Once you drive or hike into the valley there are many many miles of hiking and backpacking to do, as well as huge waterfalls.
- Waipio Valley Lookout Community ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Sep 10, 2013
Another beautiful valley and lookout point on the northern side of Big Island. If you drive or hike down below, you'll reach a black sand beach. Surfers and body boarders come to play here. You can hike around the coast. Be careful if you do hike into the valley, there are areas that are private land and "No Trespassing" signs are visible. Even if they aren't, please do respect the people and the land as they don't want unwelcomed visitors. You'll see the top half of Hi'ilawe Falls, the highest waterfall on the island (1450 ft high). Cars must have 4WD in order to drive below. Don't get your rental car stuck or be towed if it isn't.
- Waipio Valley LookoutJul 21, 2013
This is a short detour from your northern drive to Hilo. Head west as you you reach the coast highway coming through Waimea. Drive to the end of the road and enjoy the gorgeous view. If you have four wheel drive you may attempt the drive to the bottom. We've always just settled for the view.
- Waipio Valley LookoutJul 04, 2013
Very nice vist. Great for photos, but if you are doing the trek to the volcano it is kind of a long detour. A much cooler side trip is to take the scenic drive to Onomea Bay which is about 5-6 miles before you get to Hilo. It is like going into a 50 year time warp. There is a beautiful botanical garden if you have a lot of time.
- Waipio Valley LookoutJul 02, 2013
Awesome view of valley and ocean below. The valley abounds with ancient Hawaiian history abounds of incredible stories of tsunami, famous people, rumors of marchers in the valley. Rent a horse or 4 wheel jeep for an unforgettable day below.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Waipio Valley LookoutJun 18, 2013
The lookout has an amazing view down the coast and to the valley below. The road down into the valley (although paved) is so steep that only four-wheel drive vehicles are allowed. At the bottom (if you enjoy a good workout or have a four-wheel drive vehicle) is a black sand beach (more gray than black, actually) that is fairly nice. But, if you have the time for a longer hike, there is a spectacular nearly 1,000 foot tall waterfall at the back of the valley that is amazing.
- Waipio Valley LookoutJun 06, 2013
The overlook at Waipio is breathtaking, especially looking down on the black sand beach and the pali with there are ribbons of waterfalls coming down. Going down into the valley is challenging. Don't try it without a 4-wheel drive - I would recommend a guide to take you down!