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Waipio Valley

Waipio Valley

Waipio Valley Lookout on the Big Island of Hawaii

Located on the Hamakua Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii, Waipio Valley is a place of history, culture, and breathtaking tropical scenery. The boyhood home of King Kamehameha I, the sacred Valley of the Kings features beautiful hiking trails, wilderness, taro fields, flowing rivers, and towering waterfalls.

Hike to Hawaii's tallest waterfall, Hiilawe Falls, which cascades down 1,300 feet. Waipio Valley is one mile across, six miles deep, and surrounded by cliffs up to 2000-feet high. Enjoy panoramic views from the coastal Waipio Valley Overlook at the end of the Hamakua Heritage Corridor drive. Hike, drive an ATV, take a guided van tour, or horseback ride to explore the wonders of this magical place. The back of the valley is laced with rivers, streams, and waterfalls and meets the ocean toward the north with a stunning black sand beach divided by the river.