Lookout over Waipi’o Valley near Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii - Encircle Photos

21 Lookout over Waipi’o Valley near Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

This spectacular scene is along the Hāmākua Coast on the northeastern part of the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a short distance from the village of Honoka’a. From the Waipi’o Valley Lookout, you will admire a beautiful vista 2,000 feet below. This was the home of Hawaiian kings such as Kamehameha I. The sacred area is called, “The Valley of the Kings.” Thousands of residents enjoyed this lush, fertile canyon with gorgeous waterfalls until a major tsunami struck in 1946. Now, less than 100 inhabitants remain. If you want a closer look, there is a one-mile road down to the black sand shore. Be forewarned. Locals claim it has the steepest grade of any road in the United States.

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48 Kukuihaele Rd, Honokaa, HI 96727

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