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Posted by: budgettravel in Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 1 year, 2 months ago
Pololu Valley Hike
This was a very interesting hike which took us through a variety of different landscapes. The 5 mile hike with 1000 foot elevation gain started with a black sand beach after an initial downhill switchback, meadows growing on sand dunes and a very humid jungle of Pandanus and mango trees. Our trail was adorned with giant ferns as we trudged along the mud.
Southern Coast - Green Sand Beach (Papakolea), Black Sand Beach (Punaluu) and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau (City of Refuge)
Posted by: budgettravel in Fun Activity, Hikes, Interesting Natural Feature, United States of America 1 year, 3 months ago
Green Sand Beach - Papakolea Beach, near South Point, Big Island, HI
The hike to Green Sand Beach was 5 to 5.5 mile roundtrip from the parking lot to Green Sand Beach, depending on the route you take. Locals offer a shuttle ride on the back of a pick up truck though I saw no prices listed.