Waipio Valley Lookout

4.5 stars from 3 reviews
Address Waipio Valley Rd, Honokaa, HI 96727
Arguably one of the most beautiful vistas on the Big Island.

• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking
• Sightseeing: Waterfalls

Full Description
The Waipio Valley Lookout is located in the Honokaa area of Hawaii's Big Island has spectacular views of the Hamakua Coast. As you look off into the distance, you can see the Kohala Mountains that weave along the windward side of the Island.

The Waipi'o Valley itself has a beautiful black sand beach called Waipi'o Beach which extends for about a mile. There is a steep path called the Muliwai Trail To Waimanu Valley which will take you down into the valley and beach from the lookout. This trail is for foot traffic only, not vehicles.

The Waipi'o Valley has historical significance since it once was a settlement of the early Hawaiian Ali'i (chiefs /rulers). At the bottom of the trail, you can find taro patches still being farmed by locals. At the backend of the valley, there is gorgeous waterfall.

This is a spiritual and breathtaking part of the island not to be missed.

Ccyn T
Joined: Jun 2019
Reviews: 1
Likes Received: 0
Nature at its finest!
Sue K
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 196
Likes Received: 9
The first time I went to Waipio Valley, I hiked down. These days, visitors are discouraged from doing this, as the residents are not very happy about having visitors. Much of the land is private. On my most recent visit, I satisfied myself with the beautiful view from the lookout. It's a good idea to have lunch and a browse in Honokaa, and then head to the lookout. Combined, it is well worth the trip.
rachel m
Joined: Aug 2014
Reviews: 229
Likes Received: 19
Waipio Valley lookout is a definite must see. Even if you are not going into the valley the view from the top is worth the drive from the highway. But BEWARE if you are planning on driving into the valley (which I highly recommend seeing, it is beautiful) you cannot use your rental car. Rental car companies don't cover you or the car if you drive down into Waipio Valley or up to Mauna Kea. Just an FYI.
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