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Pololu Valley Trial

Hawaii > The Big Island > Kohala Coast
Summary
Length1 mi
Elev. Gain420 ft
Difficulty2 / 5
Rating9 / 10
TypeView
The Pololu Valley Trial is located at the Northern tip of the island. It begins at the edge of the Pololu Lookout and quickly drops to the valley floor, 420 feet below. Though the hike down is quite easy, the climb will test your fitness. The trail is deeply cut into the surface of the cliff.

When you reach half the way down the trail, you will hit first of the three switchbacks. Pololu is a part of a series of seven valleys located towards the North. The trail reaches the valley floor just behind the shoreline. From this stream, the trail will follow the black sand beach and will enter into an ironwood forest. You can leave the trail at this point and walk along the beach.

After enjoying a lonely walk on the beach, you can pick up the trail again at the far end of the beach. Beyond the valley, the land is private, so you should continue through the ironwood tress and dunes. If you are feeling adventurous, you can walk through the dunes and even remnants of World War II, if you are lucky!
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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
20° 12.221' N
155° 44.03' W

Driving Directions:
Drive through Highway 270, taking North, till you reach the Pololu Lookout at the end of the route.
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Weather Report for Kapaau, HI
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs around 86 at the shore to around 74 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 78.3° F
Relative Humidity: 72%
Pressure: 30.03"
Dew Point: 68.5° F

Winds from the East at 9.0 mph gusting to 19.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 5:45 AM
Sunset: 7:06 PM
Weather reported from Honoka'a Town, Honokaa, HI (KHIHONOK2)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows around 70 at the shore to around 56 at 4000 feet. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Scattered showers. Highs around 86 at the shore to around 74 at 4000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then showers likely after midnight. Lows 52 to 75. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday
Breezy. Partly sunny with showers likely in the morning, then mostly sunny with scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs 65 to 87. Northeast winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:27 AM
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