You can get to the visitor center via a paved road and offers great views up there. Another 5 miles of mostly unpaved road offers an even better view. Climb up over 14,000 feet and check out the Keck observatory as well. Not recommended for pregnant folks, under 16, people read more
Waipio Valley Road Large hill descent
The road is only .75 miles long but has a 25% grade decent. It is paved and bumpy but fun to descend if you have a vehicle with 4 wheel low. Not only is a fun road to go up and down it leads to a great valley for swimming read more
Old Mamakahoa Scenic Highway
The old Mamakahoa Scneic road comes on and off the new Mamakahoa Highway. It goes by the Tropical Botanical Gardens, What’s Shakin, Kolekole Beach Park, and many interesting views and great bridges.
A steep, four wheel drive road extends from the lookout down into the valley. Upon reaching the valley floor, take the road to the right, then follow the beach to Wailoa Stream. The road ends at the stream. Ford the stream and follow the horse trail on the dunes to read more
Awini Trail in the Pololu Valley
This trail is a section of and old government road to Awini. It begins at the end of 270 and goes 420 feet down a cliff to just behind the shoreline. Steep and can be slippery. About 1 mile of steep hiking.
The trail is not well maintained and sometimes hard to follow. The trail to the falls begins after the Hanakoa stream crossing, just before the covered shelter on the Kalalau Trail Very narrow and hilly trail and slippery. The waterfall trail is 6 miles off the beginning of the trail read more