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What a Hike

This is a steep, downhill walk to a beautiful valley and beach. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, take... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
West Richland, Washington
Waipio trail

Strenuous walk if you walk it. 800 foot steep climb down and back. There is 4WD road and shuttles... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a steep, downhill walk to a beautiful valley and beach. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, take water and snacks, and be prepared for any weather.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Strenuous walk if you walk it. 800 foot steep climb down and back. There is 4WD road and shuttles up and down. Valley beautiful both walking to beach and up valley

Thank Steve51766
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Absolutely loved this little trail ride! You meet at Waipi'o Valley Artworks, a little store that offers up some lovely gifts, food, and so on. Once you check in, sign the waivers, then you pile in to the van. Jamie was our driver/tour guide. Turns...More

2  Thank sueheim
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great guides and horses in a very beautiful and sacred spot on the big island. The drive down into the Waipio Valley is an adventure in itself. Loved this expedition, and highly recommend this to all!

1  Thank ljschab
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

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