Welcome to Waipiʻo Valley
Waipiʻo Valley occupies a special place on an already special island. Reaching the end of Hwy 240, you look out across a spectacular natural amphitheater, as if an enormous scoop was scalloped from the emerald coastline. Waipiʻo ('curving water') is one of seven valleys carved into the windward side of the Kohala Mountains; at the other end is the Polulu Valley in North Kohala. The valley goes back 6 miles, its flat floor an emerald patchwork of jungle, huts and taro patches. Hidden (and inaccessible without crossing private property) is Hiʻilawe, a distant ribbon of white cascading 1450ft, making it the longest waterfall in the state. The water flows into a river that ends at Waipi‘o's black-sand beach, a rugged beauty surrounded by dramatic running cliffs that disappear around the corner of the island.