Best valleys in Island of Hawai'i

Check out the top valleys in Island of Hawai'i, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Waipio Valley
1. Waipio Valley
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75 local reviews
Waipio Valley
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Sherry & David
Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I,…
Morganne
You can enjoy the magnificent view of Waipio Valley from the lookout and call it a day, or hike down the…
Anthony
VALLEY A magnificent hike into what I call the Napali Coast of the Big Island. A one and a half hour drive…
1. Waipio Valley
1. Waipio Valley
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75 local reviews
Waipio Valley
Sherry & David
Sherry & David
Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the boyhood home of King Kamehameha I, and an important center for…
Morganne
Morganne
You can enjoy the magnificent view of Waipio Valley from the lookout and call it a day, or hike down the extremely steep road to the beach…
Anthony
Anthony
VALLEY A magnificent hike into what I call the Napali Coast of the Big Island. A one and a half hour drive north of Hilo to the town of…
2. Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
2. Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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38 local reviews
48-5546 Waipio Valley Rd, Waimea
+1 808-961-8311
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Lorie
Gorgeous overlook of Waipio Valley. This fertile valley is about one mile across and over five-miles deep, and…
Kailua-Kona Rentals
Words cannot describe the beauty you'll see here. There's a rich history in this area so please respect it…
David
Waipio valley is amazing to look at from the lookout. The road down into it is perhaps the steepest road in…
2. Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
2. Waipiʻo Valley Lookout
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38 local reviews
48-5546 Waipio Valley Rd, Waimea
+1 808-961-8311
Lorie
Lorie
Gorgeous overlook of Waipio Valley. This fertile valley is about one mile across and over five-miles deep, and surrounded by cliffs up to…
Kailua-Kona Rentals
Kailua-Kona Rentals
Words cannot describe the beauty you'll see here. There's a rich history in this area so please respect it. You can hike down the valley and…
David
David
Waipio valley is amazing to look at from the lookout. The road down into it is perhaps the steepest road in america, at 35 degrees. As such,…
3. Waipio Valley Lookout
3. Waipio Valley Lookout
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26 local reviews
Waipio Valley Lookout, Kukuihaele
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Laura And Mike
This lookout is awe inspiring and you can feel the energy there! Beautiful views of Waipio Valley and has…
Rachel
This is an incredible valley with a big black sand beach. There is a spectacular view it from the lookout, but…
Dana
Stunning views of Waipio Valley from the lookout, public restrooms available. Accessible with 2WD to the…
3. Waipio Valley Lookout
3. Waipio Valley Lookout
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Waipio Valley Lookout, Kukuihaele
Laura And Mike
Laura And Mike
This lookout is awe inspiring and you can feel the energy there! Beautiful views of Waipio Valley and has information on this sacred sight…
Rachel
Rachel
This is an incredible valley with a big black sand beach. There is a spectacular view it from the lookout, but getting into the valley is…
Dana
Dana
Stunning views of Waipio Valley from the lookout, public restrooms available. Accessible with 2WD to the lookout, 4WD required to travel…
4. Pololū Valley
4. Pololū Valley
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28 local reviews
Pololū Valley
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Julie
Take a leisurely drive through the quaint towns of Hāwī and Kapa‘au, and when you pass the 28 mile marker, get…
Barbara
You can't drive into the valley and it's quite beautiful. 30 minutes down and hopefully about the same back…
Randall
Pololu Valley. 1KM hike r/t, take shoes). Gorgeous black sand beach, magical forest. Great place for a picnic…
4. Pololū Valley
4. Pololū Valley
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28 local reviews
Pololū Valley
Julie
Julie
Take a leisurely drive through the quaint towns of Hāwī and Kapa‘au, and when you pass the 28 mile marker, get ready to have your breath…
Barbara
Barbara
You can't drive into the valley and it's quite beautiful. 30 minutes down and hopefully about the same back up. Black sand beach, river…
Randall
Randall
Pololu Valley. 1KM hike r/t, take shoes). Gorgeous black sand beach, magical forest. Great place for a picnic. Drive up via coast highway…
5. Pololu Valley
5. Pololu Valley
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29 local reviews
Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 808-464-0840
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West & Soleil
Beautiful view of the valleys. This is the other side of the valleys opposite of Waipio valley. Here you can…
Maggie
This hike is great yet you want to get to it early, pack a nice picnic lunch and hike down into the valley…
Adrian
Panoramic view of the Kohala Sea Cliffs facing southeast towards Waipiʻo Valley Lookout. Switchback hiking…
5. Pololu Valley
5. Pololu Valley
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29 local reviews
Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
+1 808-464-0840
West & Soleil
West & Soleil
Beautiful view of the valleys. This is the other side of the valleys opposite of Waipio valley. Here you can enjoy the view from the lookout…
Maggie
Maggie
This hike is great yet you want to get to it early, pack a nice picnic lunch and hike down into the valley. Find a grassy knoll to lay out…
Adrian
Adrian
Panoramic view of the Kohala Sea Cliffs facing southeast towards Waipiʻo Valley Lookout. Switchback hiking trail leads down to the valley…
6. Pololu Valley Lookout
6. Pololu Valley Lookout
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24 local reviews
52-5100 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
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Annie
My daughter calls this her happy place! It is a beautiful lookout over Pololu Valley! The view is a stunning,…
Mickayla
Gorgeous drive and fairly easy hike down to a beautiful black sand beach. Really unique part of the island…
Morganne
Park on the road and hike down the steep hill to the beach. If you are up for a bigger adventure, hike across…
6. Pololu Valley Lookout
6. Pololu Valley Lookout
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24 local reviews
52-5100 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
Annie
Annie
My daughter calls this her happy place! It is a beautiful lookout over Pololu Valley! The view is a stunning, majestic scene of the deep,…
Mickayla
Mickayla
Gorgeous drive and fairly easy hike down to a beautiful black sand beach. Really unique part of the island. Even if you don't feel like…
Morganne
Morganne
Park on the road and hike down the steep hill to the beach. If you are up for a bigger adventure, hike across the beach and pick up the…
7. Waipi'o Na'alapa Stables
7. Waipi'o Na'alapa Stables
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7 local reviews
Old Highway 240, Honokaa
+1 808-775-0419
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Jaan & Saima
Want to ride on a horse back to a remote waterfall ? Well they do this here! :-) On the way you will ride…
Mark
Na'alapa stables have two locations for rides, one ride is down the Waipio Valley but they have strict weight…
Leilani
Family-run company takes riders where no vehicle can go throughout the Waipio Valley and within its own…
7. Waipi'o Na'alapa Stables
7. Waipi'o Na'alapa Stables
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7 local reviews
Old Highway 240, Honokaa
+1 808-775-0419
Jaan & Saima
Jaan & Saima
Want to ride on a horse back to a remote waterfall ? Well they do this here! :-) On the way you will ride through streams, and the iconic…
Mark
Mark
Na'alapa stables have two locations for rides, one ride is down the Waipio Valley but they have strict weight restriction of 200 pounds. …
Leilani
Leilani
Family-run company takes riders where no vehicle can go throughout the Waipio Valley and within its own exclusive 12,000 acre ranch, which…
8. Hawi
8. Hawi
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35 local reviews
Hawi, Hawi
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Annie
My family loves this little town and always suggest visiting when friends and families are in town. There are…
Rayshel
One of my favorite places to go on a day trip. Go all the way to the end of the road to see pololu valley and…
Michael
The sleepy town of Hawi has a nice Farmers Market on Saturdays and lots of colorful locals. Stop on the way to…
8. Hawi
8. Hawi
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35 local reviews
Hawi, Hawi
Annie
Annie
My family loves this little town and always suggest visiting when friends and families are in town. There are fun shops and galleries and a…
Rayshel
Rayshel
One of my favorite places to go on a day trip. Go all the way to the end of the road to see pololu valley and then go to sushi rock for…
Michael
Michael
The sleepy town of Hawi has a nice Farmers Market on Saturdays and lots of colorful locals. Stop on the way to "the end of the road" that…
9. Waipi'o Ride The Rim ATV
9. Waipi'o Ride The Rim ATV
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6 local reviews
48-5416 Kukuihaele Road, Honokaa
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 877-775-1450
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Sherry
Though I have not done this yet, I've heard it is amazing fun riding the rim: "One of those stops is the…
Stephen
Our friend owns this outfit . The view of the valley from the rim is amazing and the hidden waterfalls are…
Chris
Really fun way to see the Waipio Valley from the top. Exhilarating to drive these awesome vehicles!
9. Waipi'o Ride The Rim ATV
9. Waipi'o Ride The Rim ATV
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6 local reviews
48-5416 Kukuihaele Road, Honokaa
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 877-775-1450
Sherry
Sherry
Though I have not done this yet, I've heard it is amazing fun riding the rim: "One of those stops is the overlook of Hi’ilawe Falls, and…
Stephen
Stephen
Our friend owns this outfit . The view of the valley from the rim is amazing and the hidden waterfalls are gorgeous. We can get you a 15%…
Chris
Chris
Really fun way to see the Waipio Valley from the top. Exhilarating to drive these awesome vehicles!
10. Pololu Valley
10. Pololu Valley
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5 local reviews
Pololu Valley, Island of Hawaii
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(808) 464-0840
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Robyn
This unique spot is a short hike down from the view point to the bottom of the valley floor. The beach is…
Kristin
As far to the northeast as you can drive on this island. This valley begins a series of uninhabited valleys…
Leanne
20 minute hike down to a beautiful black sand beach and trails through a forest at the foot of a very…
10. Pololu Valley
10. Pololu Valley
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5 local reviews
Pololu Valley, Island of Hawaii
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(808) 464-0840
Robyn
Robyn
This unique spot is a short hike down from the view point to the bottom of the valley floor. The beach is rough, but fun to explore. The…
Kristin
Kristin
As far to the northeast as you can drive on this island. This valley begins a series of uninhabited valleys that end at Waipio. A fairly…
Leanne
Leanne
20 minute hike down to a beautiful black sand beach and trails through a forest at the foot of a very impressive valley. Gorgeous scenery. …
11. Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
11. Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
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3 local reviews
45-3565 Mamane St, Honokaa
+1 808-775-9518
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Randall
Visit the incredibly beautiful Waipio Valley. This service can take you into the valley, even if you aren't…
Daniel Warner
Another sweet way to see Waipio Valley!
Tammy
Nice way to tour the valley.
11. Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
11. Waipio Valley Wagon Tours
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3 local reviews
45-3565 Mamane St, Honokaa
+1 808-775-9518
Randall
Randall
Visit the incredibly beautiful Waipio Valley. This service can take you into the valley, even if you aren't driving your own 4x4.
Daniel Warner
Daniel Warner
Another sweet way to see Waipio Valley!
Tammy
Tammy
Nice way to tour the valley.
12. Tex Drive-In
12. Tex Drive-In
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34 local reviews
45-690 Pakalana Street, Honokaa
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 808-775-0598
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Kerwin
While touring and heading towards Waipio Valley or Hilo, stop by Tex Drive In just off the highway in Honokaa…
Amy
If you're driving North to see the valleys, stop at Tex Drive in for lunch - fantastic local cheap plate…
Candy And Hayden
Delicious Malasadas and Plate Lunch on your way to Waipio Valley in gorgeous Honoka'a town
12. Tex Drive-In
12. Tex Drive-In
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34 local reviews
45-690 Pakalana Street, Honokaa
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 808-775-0598
Kerwin
Kerwin
While touring and heading towards Waipio Valley or Hilo, stop by Tex Drive In just off the highway in Honokaa. Local style plate lunches,…
Amy
Amy
If you're driving North to see the valleys, stop at Tex Drive in for lunch - fantastic local cheap plate lunches. Or, any other time, stop…
Candy And Hayden
Candy And Hayden
Delicious Malasadas and Plate Lunch on your way to Waipio Valley in gorgeous Honoka'a town