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Waipi'o Valley

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A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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All reviews the black sand beach wheel drive wild horses steep road driving down the big island lookout point private property steep grade hiked down shuttle tour lookout area lots of water take your time great hike worth the effort rental car
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Reviewed today

We decided to walk to the valley which Is not for the feint hearted but well worth the experience. The lush vegetation and isolation of the valley is amazing. Waterfalls and black sands beach are awesome sights.

Thank Debbie3358
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful valley only accessible via steep hike or short 4x4 roller-coaster ride. Stunning beach & views of waterfall: note that hiking to the waterfall is *not* permitted as it is on land considered sacred to the native Hawaiians.

Thank kevinbF5830EJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highlight of the trips were seeing the horses. We drove down in a jeep. The park ranger was very friendly. Weather was not great. We were hoping to hike at the bottom but so many of the trails were closed. There are a lot of...More

Thank jonejer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is sort of like the Napali Coast where you get a view on the coastal area. We did the hike to the waterfall in Kauai and reached the waterfall. This time on Big Island we chose not to do the hike as you do...More

Thank Mike Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several sets of waterfalls in the valley. Some are on Private land and you should get permission to enter. Each and every falls I have seen are strikingly beautiful in their own way. DO NOT ENTER THE VALLEY UNLESS YOU HAVE A 4x4...More

1  Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Beautiful valley and excellent views from lookout at the top of the headland. Can get a bit misty but still beautiful. Parking and toilets available at the lookout

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The Waipi'o Lookout is a fine stop to get a brief view of a spectacular area. However, to truly experience the valley, you have to visit the bottom. The black sand beach and views are otherworldly. I am an overweight male in average shape. The...More

Thank SavageOnes
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Being locals here on the island, sometimes I think we are tough to impress. We know a lot and we’ve seen a bit in our time. Today’s tour with Dreu literally blew us out of the water. It helped that we had weather sent down...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Our visit to Waipi’o Valley was amazing! The drive from Kona to the lookout is simple and direct. The views that you have from the lookout are stunning and worth the effort to visit. We had read a few reviews that said the drive to...More

Thank Auscat11
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I’d like to start this review off by saying I got engaged on the black sand beach at the bottom of Waipio Valley...so understandably my view might be a bit skewed :) Overall - the views from the lookout were amazing, the waterfall at the...More

Thank Brian L
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Randy K
15 August 2018|
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Response from Adasilva72 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any vehicle except four wheel drive. I imagine you could drive up and down the trail with two wheel because the road is paved. The challenge you will face is crossing the streams and climbing up and down the... More
27 April 2018|
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Response from Bramptonlesley |
Sorry Kukulimonku! Your answer was very helpful! I pushed the wrong button!
21 April 2018|
Response from Tony S | Reviewed this property |
Stick your thumb out at the top. People stop there to get into FWD. I saw people hitching out. Pretty much how you get a ride anywhere else.