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Waipio Na'alapa Trail

Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-775-0419
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Steep hike for beautiful beach

Went with a group of young people (we are not so young). The hike down is very steep and we were... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Liz R
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texas
Overrated

The black sand beach is beautiful from atop but totally average when you're actually there. Steep... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Granduelle
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London, United Kingdom
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Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went with a group of young people (we are not so young). The hike down is very steep and we were joking about how it would be to climb up the whole way down. It isn't so bad, maybe 20 minutes of walking. But do...More

Thank Liz R
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The black sand beach is beautiful from atop but totally average when you're actually there. Steep walk down (or 4WD), all the 4WD trucks parked between the trees on the beach border, the beach itself is quite narrow and nothing particular. If you want to...More

1  Thank Granduelle
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Bit of a hike but so worth it! Loved the beach down there and played in the pounding surf for quite a while before doing the steep climb up. Gorgeous valley and beach! A must do!

1  Thank SoBlessed2010
Reviewed 10 March 2015

But you have to hike down a 400 ft trail and back up to visit this gem, The trip is worth it and not that difficult but plan for it, bring water to drink and don't wear flip flops. You'll love it once there.

4  Thank TCEd
Reviewed 10 November 2014

It's a long hike, but a beautiful place. Well worth the drive to Waipio valley. Another wonderful place on the Big Island.

2  Thank Nelly011
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

I absolutely loved this tour. I ride, my husband doesn't and we both had a great time. The horses are well cared for, safe, and sure footed. The tour guides were great. The guy that drove us down was hilarious! The scenery is breath taking!...More

4  Thank wholeheartedly
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Absolutely worth seeing.... if you go into the valley take a jeep...Please don't do the horse pull. It is not fair to those horses to work them like that . Pick a cruelty free alternative. ♡

9  Thank Krystereo
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Hiked in from the top of the hill. It's a workout up and down, but the views are stunning and since the road in is paved, pretty safe for those in reasonable health. When we reached the bottom of the valley, we enjoyed the good...More

1  Thank Ian F
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Drove down to the valley floor. Its a steep hill so its best if you have a 4WD or if you can hitch a ride. The beach is pure black sands, and the waterfalls are incredible!

2  Thank Rosemary P
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Our family of four had so much fun! Our guide drove us to the base of the valley, and we hiked from the stables along a mostly flat trail and through some streams where we could see farms and the verdant valley. The horses are...More

1  Thank Catherine K
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