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Four Mile Scenic Route
[Distance:  0.7 miles, Time:  40 minutes, Difficulty Level:  easy]
An easy trail can be found on the Four Mile Scenic Route (7 miles from Hilo on Hwy 19) right above the lookout of Onomea Bay.  

Kalopa State Park  Above the old plantation town of Pa’auilo, Kalopa State Park’s lush forest and cool fresh air (elevation 2000) can be enjoyed by walking the easy 1 mile loop trail. Many of the plants along the trail are labeled with the plant’s names. Other more challenging trails begin at the park. The park has picnic tables, restrooms, and cabins that are available for rent. Access the park via the strikingly beautiful drive from Hilo along the Hamakua coast.

Waipio Valley The high down into the Valley, while demanding some conditioning, is a challenge well worth facing as it offers spectacular views of the Valley and allows visitors to access the beautiful black sand beach and the many attractions of the Valley floor. When hikers reach the Valley floor they have the option of turning right and proceeding to the beach, or turning left  and hiking 3 miles along Taro fields and homesteads to view the magnificent Hiilawe falls. For expert hikers the zigzag trail on the far side of the Valley is the beginning of the awesome 11 mile backpacking trek to majestic and uninhabited Waimanu Valley.

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