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Pololu Valley TrailHawaii, HI
Hawaii, HI
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2017
rvcarter
Hiking1.22 Miles 385 AEG
Hiking1.22 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   1.26 mph
385 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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This is sometimes referred to as the Awinii Trail, as it is named on Google Earth. The great guidebood we had (Hawaii, the Big Island revealed, by Andrew Doughty) named it Pololu Valley Tr. The free basemap for my GPS from gps file thieves.com showed both names.

Regardless, you won't need a track or a lot of guidance, just continue to the end of Rt 270 past Hawi along the north shore of BG (Hawi is a former sugar town) to the end of road. Rt 270 is also called Akoni Pule Hwy. Beautiful doesn't do it justice, this place is nothing short of awesome. Nice short hike down to a black sand beach with views of unbelievable cliffs and small islands. However, when wet, look out. This would be a skate up and down.

You could go much further down the coast line if you wished on the Awinii Tr.

Stop in Hawi and look at the King Kamehameha statue. The story is that this is the original that got lost when a ship sank (later found, recovered, and placed here, since he was from this area), and a second was ordered made which eventually was placed in front of Iolani Palace in Honolulu. The Doughty book has some great historical background.

Here is a link to my YouTube for our trip to the Big Island: [ youtube video ]
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