The Breathtaking Place In Hawaii Where You Can Watch Wild Horses Roam

Located on Hawaii Island’s Hamakua Coast – away from all the tourists hanging out in Kona, or at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – is Waipio Valley, the southernmost and largest of the seven valleys of Kohala Mountain. And though the valley’s lookout point is no stranger to tourists hopping out of their cars to snap a few photographs of this picturesque spot, the valley below is an untouched wonder home to a breathtaking black sand beach, one of Hawaii’s tallest waterfalls, and the infamous wild horses in Hawaii.

We all know about the sea turtles, fish and marine life, and avian species that call the Aloha State home, but wild horses in Hawaii? That’s something you simply must see to believe! Did you know about these beauteous beasts in Hawaii? Have you ever encountered wild horses at the breathtaking Waipio Valley in Hawaii? Share your experiences with us in the comments below!

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Address: Waipio Valley Lookout, Kukuihaele, HI 96727, USA
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Wild Horses in Hawaii

July 22, 2022

Is the Waipio Valley the only place to see wild horse in Hawaii?

If you desire dramatic views of Hawaii Island’s northeastern coastline and impressive cliffs, head to Pololu Valley, Waipio Valley’s lesser-known — but no less resplendent — cousin. With a stunning black sand beach, horses grazing on the hillside and small islands offshore, Pololu Valley is one of Hawaii’s most stunning destinations; a magical place full of wonderful wildlife sure to leave you in total awe!

What other animals roam free in Hawaii?

Hawaii might be best-known for its green sea turtles, spinner dolphins, and tropical fish, but there’s a fascinating area of the island where wild cows roam free. Hawaii Island is home to scores of cattle, including the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S., Parker Ranch. The island is also home to thousands of wild cows that were introduced at the end of the 18th century and roam the forested areas of the island. The massive herds destroyed crops; and while hunting was eventually allowed, many of the feral cattle remain to this day. The best places to spot them are while driving across the middle of the island on the Saddle Road, as well as the Mauna Kea Access Road.

Address: Waipio Valley Lookout, Kukuihaele, HI 96727, USA