Take a lot of water if you hike down, and be prepared for a steep, tough hike back up. However, if you can do it, it is worth it. Plan for most of a day if you want to see the beach and waterfall.
Best hiking, jungle, rivers, waterfalls and long black sand beaches...river mouth surf break-wind comes up early.
“Take a pleasant self-guided walk through lush tropical vegetation to scenic vista points overlooking the cascading Kahuna Falls and the free-falling Akaka Falls, which plunges 442 feet. Stop to pet the goats on the way there at Honomu Goat Dairy.”
“The volcano is still active with steam vents and a crater lake. Up to date info about hiking, places of local interest, and an historic military camp.”
“Purest white sand and aqua water. The 1 mile hike in the blazing sun is worth it. Parasols recommended. And water. And NO TRASH, please- it's a pristine wetlands next to the beach.”
“Pololu Valley is a great day trip for people who enjoy hiking. It is not a difficult hike and offers fantastic views with the opportunity to take a nice dip in the ocean upon arrival. Photo opportunities abound in this beautiful valley. ”