Hike Pololu Valley and Swing in For Adventure


alohaMy family and I recently hiked down to Pololu Valley to show you what the trail actually looks like, so you can ascertain if it is a hike you wish to tackle!

When you get into the valley, you will see a variety of swings for your photographing pleasure (ask any teen and you will find that swings are THE thing for Instagram photos now!)

Take a look at this video tour and hope you will see that the trip down and up is well worth the effort!

Tips: Wear shoes that you can hike in, bring water and know that it may rain and there are no bathrooms there. Closest flushing toilets are in the Kolea Beach Park a few miles from the valley on your way in or the port a lets that the vendors along the side of the road offer.

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Come down on the trail to Pololu Valley-you’ve got to stop at this lookout spot!  It is so beautiful, and if you’re lucky if you have come after a rainstorm, and you can see the wall of waterfalls coming off of the cliffs, all the way up and down the whole coast.

Give yourself plenty of time on the way down to be able to stop at these little turnarounds to capture these views on the way down.

You can see there’s a lot of rocks on the beach right now, but this is a seasonable beach, so sometimes this whole thing is black sand, too. The cool thing about this valley is that it is very sacred, it’s a very spiritually enriching space to be in. So when you come down here, you know show some respect, enjoy the mana, but one thing too,  please look for the beach trash. Take the beach trash and hike it out of here. So we’re going to be kind to the aina!


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Julie Ziemelis

Julie Ziemelis is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, blogger and vlogger in Kailua Kona. She created and moderates the “365 Things to Do in Kona” page and the Kona Newbies group on Facebook. She blogs at 365Kona.com and MoveToHawaii365.com and vlogs with her husband, Eric, at “365Hawaii” on YouTube. Julie also authored the books, “How to Move to Kona” and the “Insiders Guide to Buying Real Estate on the Big Island of Hawaii”. You will most likely find Julie in Kona hiking, running, biking, taking photos and sharing Aloha.

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