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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Please remember that it’s private property between the road and the falls. You are in fact trespassing and the people of Waipio have had a lot of trouble from trespassers (vandalism, crop theft, human feces, litter, general disrespectful behavior, etc...). Do not continue without permission....More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank Passport311282
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

First of all: if you’re there with small children, elderly people or if you’re not well trained or just lazy, you need to have a Jeep to go there. We hiked down (and on our way back also up) the road down to the black...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ChrisSuLu
Reviewed 27 June 2018

we decide to add this hike on to our trip when driving from Kona to Hilo and are very glad we did. the original plan was to hike the 3 mile round trip down to the beach but instead we decided to hike to see...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank srussell3travel
Reviewed 12 June 2018

If you are looking for the one spot that says "Hawaii" on the big island this is it!!! In order to get there you need to either (a) rent a 4WD vehicle or (b) hike a long way down (We chose the first option). The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed 8 June 2018

My wife and I got to see these falls as part of our tour with the Waipi'o Valley Shuttle Tour company. They are pretty spectacular and well worth the view. Whether you hike down to the valley or get to the bottom on one of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank irawine
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The safety preceptor at the beginning of the hike will warmly greet you and also forewarn you: “One mile down, 10 miles up!” We were also advised to pack our lunches and plenty of water (great advice! You need those calories as you WILL burn...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank wlx2
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We walked down from Waipio Lookout..have done this before.See Waipio Valley for reviews on hike.turn left at bottom of hill and short walk reveals Hi'ilawe Falls.Best view is before the first corner..be respectful and obey the Kapu signs of private property..its especially beautiful on cloudy...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Macstil
Reviewed 4 March 2018

We stopped here with friends who live near Kona. What a spectacular view, even on a day that was a little rainy . You get a view of the surf, the mountain range with a spectacular water fall, and agricultural fields. I highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank James E
Reviewed 1 March 2018

If you want to see the small falls along with the larger then expect to do some walking. If you want to see the main falls only go to the left!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BILL S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Long hike down and then tough back up but special place. Parking at lookout may be limited so prepare to walk 1klm to start of descent.

Date of experience: January 2018
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8 January 2019|
Response from ChrisSuLu | Reviewed this property |
We saw a group of people horse riding towards the falls, so I guess yes. But check online before you go as all land there is private and not allowed to trespass ...
12 July 2017|
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Response from Shannon C | Reviewed this property |
You hike down an easy path.....not a difficult hike but really pretty scenery