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Pololu Valley Lookout

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Pololu Valley Lookout

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palpande wrote a review Dec 2020
Portland, Oregon211 contributions75 helpful votes
Amazing hike with a nice black sand beach, Much smaller than Waipeo Valley. Our daughters 8 and yrs old hiked all the way down. To and fro the hike is roughly a mile, like 20 min each way. Carry water becuase the hike is steep with a lot of rocks and stones. Once you are down in the valley, you will enjoy the black sand full of crabs. There is a small river too. There are wooden swings attached to the trees that you can ride and its fun. There were sharks spotted at this beach at one time so there is a warning so be careful when you are swimming in the Ocean. A must in Hawaii!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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RichMc31 wrote a review Apr 2020
Weymouth, Massachusetts36 contributions5 helpful votes
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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 (longer on the way back!) to make it all the way down to the beach, and it has its challenges, but it's definitely doable even if you're not a mountain climber. Having walked down on a dry day, when the footing was fine, I would advise against going down on a wet day. But the views on the way down (plenty of places to stop and take photos) and at the beach are really worth it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Jim G wrote a review Mar 2020
Corvallis, Oregon13 contributions
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 their trinkets, so the sooner you go the better! Don't miss it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Pam H wrote a review Mar 2020
Des Moines, Iowa158 contributions53 helpful votes
The guide book was right. There was “vehicular confusion”. There is just a few parking spaces here. It had rained our entire way here. So hazy and muddy. But pretty views.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Glynn Isoda wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois198 contributions5 helpful votes
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Limited parking. Dangerous, risky path down to shoreline. However great view of coastline and valley from above.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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