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“scenic route” (10 reviews)
“short hike” (5 reviews)
Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We diverted to drive the scenic route. The drive was not that scenic, but we found this short hike. It was about .3 miles to the bottom and the beach. There was a couple places to enjoy the ocean crashing against rocks and roam along...More

Thank Edwellons
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful bay (no beach) at the coast near Hilo. You can leave the highwau 19 and follow the scenic road here. From the street a small way goes down to the bay.

Thank Andreas S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We walked down to Onomea Bay off the Onomea Scenic Drive via the Onomea Trail, also known as the Donkey Trail. The trail follows the Onomea Creek and is only about a half mile in distance and has an elevation change of 150 feet so...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this great spot as part of a guided tour along the scenic byway from Hilo. We glimpsed the bay from above and asked to stop. After a short 300 meter walk to the black lava stone cove, we enjoyed the surging surf...More

Thank XVictorious
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were driving along the coast from Hilo back to our hotel in Waikoloa and saw a sign off of Highway 19 that said 4 mile scenic route and decided to take it and we are SO glad we did. The beginning...More

Thank AGrizz1
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I think it would be really easy for a tourist to miss out on Hawaii Botanical Gardens. Whether you are curious about exotic flora or you are looking for that next hot picture for your carefully curated Instagram this is a good bet. My only...More

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 27 March 2017

4 miles of gorgeous bliss off the beaten path of Highway 19 outside of Hilo. Well worth a slow drive or even an afternoon, if you're a sun worshiper.

Thank bobsboy_texas
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this trial completely by accident after deciding to take the scenic route when heading North out of Hilo (located next to the botanical gardens). This was 100% free, unexpected, and one of our favourite things we did while visiting the big Island....More

Thank Jo_Han222
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My husband and I were driving along Highway 19 from Waipi'o Valley to Hilo and saw parking spots on the side of the road, so we stopped to investigate. I'm so happy we did! We followed the trail down to the water, it was approx....More

2  Thank Treblehop
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A great stop recommended for everyone taking the scenic route! On a short hike (less than 0.5 miles) you pass by some parts of the Tropical Botanical Garden without the entrance fee. Down the hill are nice waterfalls and if you want to cross the...More

1  Thank Freddy S
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