Enjoy the view of the valley, ocean, and cliffs from Pololu Valley Lookout on Kohala Mountain. Even though it was once densely populated, the valley is now completely uninhabited and taken over by nature. A short hiking trail leads to the black sand beach at the bottom of the valley. While the hike down is not very difficult and provides some great views, coming back up the steep hill can be tricky. It's important to have adequate footwear and to bring enough water and bug spray. Swimming at the beach is not recommended due to strong currents. If you don't want to try the whole hike, consider at least going down a couple of switchbacks for totally different views from those you get at the top. After the ten parking spaces fill up, you'll have to park along the street, avoiding private property. For Pololu Valley Lookout and beyond, use our Kapaau trip maker website to get the most from your Kapaau vacation.
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The lookout is a fantastic spot, definitely worth checking out. From the top it's interesting, if you're up to making the long trek down to the bottom it's definitely worth it. It takes 30-45 minutes.... more »
The view is wonderful, and the hike down to the black sand beach is a must. Unfortunately, many people have discovered this gem. So, there will soon be more parking, and probably vendors pushing... more »
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