Drive past the towns of Kapa’au and Hawi, Past the original statue of King Kamehameha 1, at end of Akoni Pule Highway is Pololu Valley Lookout. Pololu is the first of seven valleys on the Northeastern tip of the Big Island which form deep cuts in the side of Kohala Mountain. Pololu is traversed in its entirety by Pololū stream. The upper (southern) end of the valley is located at the end of Highway 217 in North Kohala. Hiking trails criss-cross the valley, and lead in and out. The valley is fronted on the ocean side by a beautiful black sand beach. A yellow sand dune protects the verdant valley inland from the occasional fury of the ocean.
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