Pololu Valley Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Waipio is the southeasternmost of the Hamakua coast’s dramatic stream valleys. Pololu is the northerwesternmost of those valleys. It is drier than Waipio and lacks waterfalls, but it is lovely in its own way.
You can descend into Pololu only on foot or horseback, and chances are you won’t have to ford its stream. Like Waipio, Pololu boasts a gray-sand beach (some call it a black-sand beach) which offers pleasant sunning but not swimming—the ocean is too dangerous. Come early: by midmorning, the little parking area at the roadend, Pololu Valley Lookout, is jammed. However, relatively few of those people actually make it down to the beach, as the descent is quite steep."