Waipio Valley - Hiilawe Falls
Waipio Valley is within the Big Island’s Hamakua region on the northern coast. Filled with interest, Waipio Valley is a very beautiful and peaceful area of Hawaii. The once inhabited area, a tsunami wave washed away the settlement. You will also find an array of waterfalls. One being, Hiilawe Falls. This notable landmark measures just under 1,310 feet. You will be blown away by the magnificent beauty of Hiilawe Falls. Take an entire day to explore the Waipio Valley. You will surely want to bring a camera or video recorder. Waipio is one of the seven valleys on the windward side of Kohala Mountains. It is the largest and southernmost valley. It is 6 miles deep and a mile wide. Beautiful black sand beach grace the coast. There are cliffs on either side of the valley reaching almost 2000 feet in elevation. There is an abundance of cascading waterfalls. You may hike the Waipio Valley. Unless you have a 4 wheel drive, you will go no further than the Waipio Valley Lookout. Here the view of the valley and beach is spectacular. For an even better experience, hike down the trail to the edge of the valley and discover the wonders of Waipio. Once you descend into the valley, the direction of your hike is up to you; the valley is wide open and wonderful jungle trees, rivers, and Hawaiian animals stretch in all directions. Another unforgettable adventure is the Waipio Valley Horseback tour. We recently drove our SUV deep into the Waipio Valley - check out our Waipio Valley 4x4 Adventure blog post for our story and photos.
Hawaii (Big Island) landmark open: tours on Monday to Saturday at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30
Waipio Valley, The Big Island, Hawaii (HI), USA, US