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Waipio Valley Lookout

45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-464-0840
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45-690 Pakalana St, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727-6934
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This cute little park o erlooks the lovely Waipio Valley, which is lush and green. Watching the ocean waves roll in over the black sand beach below is mesmerizing, but if it's whale season, go to the side with the trees and look for those...More

Thank Cleo L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best views on the island. Beautiful green cliffs and valley. Worth the stop. They have free parking and restrooms also.

Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to hike down to the beach on what is suppised to be the steepest paved road in the US. I have back country skiied and hiked at 10,000 feet. This is one of the steeper descents and ascents I have walked. Not really...More

1  Thank ssullivans
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking out over Waipio Valley, you can almost see the ancient Hawaiians living there. Such a stunning valley. A long stretch of black sand beach can be seen down below. Couldn't wait to get down there. :)

1  Thank gldnpupper27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I may have reviewed this under the wrong listing already, but wanted to make sure to let people know that even if you don't intend to walk down to the black sand beach, you still get some amazing views here. We visited on a cloudy,...More

1  Thank RHtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lookout of Waipio Valley is magestic. The valley itself is mystical, and the beauty of it all is unsurpassed. If you do not have a 4 wheel drive, do not attempt to go down by car. In addition if you do have a 4...More

Thank 765matildak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by for a brief visit. Beautiful view of the ocean. Parking can be challenging. Steep inclines if anyone in your party has a disability.

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

The lookout is breathtaking! There were a lot of cars when we went but we found a spot along the road.

1  Thank Angel S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Waipio is known like one of the best view, easy to join and see, in all Hawaiian islands. At the far Northeast of Big island, you could find and explore (if you are a good hiker) several wonderful green valleys. The lookout is the easiest...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It's a rather long drive from the Kohala Coast to this attraction, but well worth it. The view is spectacular, one of the best we saw in our visit to three islands. We did not have time to go down into the valley but I...More

2  Thank GPBurdell67
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Ridgehunter | Reviewed this property |
Drive is about 45 mins from Hilo. No 4x4 required for the lookout. Have fun!
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27 August 2016|
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Response from Richard J | Reviewed this property |
Aloha, I am sorry I can't answer your question. However, I did find this local provider (Horseback above Waipio:Waipio Ridge Stables) who may be able to respond to you. Mahalo
8 April 2016|
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Response from AHM | Reviewed this property |
From there to Marriott was about 90 minutes or so but depends on traffic. It is just two lane roads and the speeds are no more than 40-45 on average. There were picnic tables on the top and was covered. We did not trek down... More