Waipi'o Valley

Phone (808) 775-1727
5 stars from 6 reviews
Address 48-5561A Waipio Valley Rd, Honokaa, HI 96727
Scenic area on the north shore of the Big Island.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Cost: Paid
• Hiking: Hiking • Sightseeing: Great Views
• Sightseeing: Waterfalls • Tours: Guided
• Tours: Horses / Mules • Tours: Self Guided
• Flying Activities: Helicopters

Full Description
The Waipi'o Valley is found in the Honokaa of Hawaii's Big Island and is home to hiking trails, a black sand beach, waterfalls, and an amazing lookout.

Your first stop in Waipi'o Valley is to head over to the Waipio Valley Lookout which will offer some of the most spectacular views you'll find anywhere on the Big Island.

If you're looking for adventure and are up for a hike consider the Muliwai Trail To Waimanu Valley. This is a long and moderately difficult hike that isn't for everyone. A slightly easier (and far shorter) version of the hike involves a trip down from the Waipio Valley Lookout to the Waipi'o Beach.

Various adventure tour companies also offers tours of the area by helicopter, foot, and even horse.

Sue E
Joined: Oct 2016
Reviews: 27
Likes Received: 3
The vistas are breathtaking.
Joined: Sep 2016
Reviews: 13
Likes Received: 0
Another breathtaking view. We did not have four wheel drive vehicle so did not take the road down to the beach, but walked a little ways down. A great spot to take pictures and just relax while enjoying the beauty in front of us. Would recommend next time to take the road down and enjoy the beach at the bottom.
Denise n
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 23
Likes Received: 2
Well worth the drive from Hilo or Kona. They have an awesome horseback ride down into the valley where you can go only where Hawaiians dare to go. The guides were very nice and friendly and the trail was so beautiful. On the way back you walk the horses in and along a beautiful stream. They even have a tree stump to stand on to get on your horse if you are not very athletic like myself.
Lori H
Joined: Apr 2016
Reviews: 234
Likes Received: 4
Waipio Valley is such a beautiful and amazing place. The lookout is a nice place to have a picnic, get some sun, or just take some pictures. If you have a 4 wheel drive you can go down into the valley. Just know where you want to go, and how to get there because it's easy to get lost in the valley. Be sure to also bring lots of mosquito repellent.
Kandy H
Joined: May 2016
Reviews: 47
Likes Received: 2
What a view! A definite must see on the big island. Pictures just don't do it justice. You can hike down to the beach. We didn't do that this time. Maybe next time. We went on a horseback ride up the road from here. It was the best ride I have ever been on in my life!
Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 27
Waipi'o Valley received an overall rating of 4.5 stars from over a dozen reviews.
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