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Onomea Bay Trail, Four Mile Scenic Route

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Onomea Bay Trail, Four Mile Scenic Route, The Big Island Hawaii

Description

If you love to be high above the ocean, you will love Onomea Bay Trail! It starts with a magical drive on the Four Mile Scenic Route. About halfway along the scenic route is the trail. It's fairly short depending on how much it has rained and whether streams are blocking you from going further. A few minutes in, take the little path to the right to check out a beach with huge pebbles that make wonderful sounds when the waves drag them back. Be careful of big waves. The path is tricky in spots so keep you eye on your feet- there are big steps or holes out of the blue. Use some bug spray before walking because this is a very lush area! Enjoy the gorgeous tropical vegetation and views of the beautiful headland and bay. 
This hike is on the Hamakua Coast, and there are many other amazing things you can do nearby- click on the link to find out more.
The Hawaii Tropical Botanic Garden is right here too but is extremely expensive ($25 per person), which is sad because people miss out on seeing the beautiful flowers! If you're not that into flowers, the Onomea Bay Trail hike will be just as good as the garden, with the same views, and will save you a lot of money.

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This is tropical!
This is tropical!
I love these amazing thick clusters of palm trees.
I love these amazing thick clusters of palm trees.
Stream with thick clusters of palm trees on left side.
Stream with thick clusters of palm trees on left side.
Boulder in a stream.
Boulder in a stream.
Glossy plant.
Glossy plant.
Pandanus on the cliff.
Pandanus on the cliff.
View of coastline.
View of coastline.
Sweet tropical plants on the cliff over the ocean.
Sweet tropical plants on the cliff over the ocean.
Looking up at tropical trees.
Looking up at tropical trees.
Purple wildflower.
Purple wildflower.
Walking into a tropical wonderland.
Walking into a tropical wonderland.
The trail.
The trail.
Gorgeous bent palm.
Gorgeous bent palm.
I love these orange flowers on the ground!
I love these orange flowers on the ground!
Red flower in a tree.
Red flower in a tree.
Another red flower.
Another red flower.
Coconut tree growing on the side of a cliff.
Coconut tree growing on the side of a cliff.
Waves crashing in.
Waves crashing in.
The stream that sometimes blocks the path.
The stream that sometimes blocks the path.
Purple flowers.
Purple flowers.
The incredibly tropical look!
The incredibly tropical look!
Purple flowers growing wild.
Purple flowers growing wild.
Purple and pale pink flowers like little berries.
Purple and pale pink flowers like little berries.
View of the gorgeous coastline, plus yellow flowers.
View of the gorgeous coastline, plus yellow flowers.
Picnic tables at What's Shakin'.
Picnic tables at What's Shakin'.
View from the picnic tables at What's Shakin'.
View from the picnic tables at What's Shakin'.
Tables on the balcony at What's Shakin'.
Tables on the balcony at What's Shakin'.
Anthurium in a pot at What's Shakin'.
Anthurium in a pot at What's Shakin'.
Farmland across the street from What's Shakin'.
Farmland across the street from What's Shakin'.
 

Directions

Onomea Bay Trail is located at 27-547 Mamalahoa Hwy, Papaikou, HI 96781. There is parking along the road.
From Highway 19, follow the sign that says "Scenic Route- Four Miles."
There is no cell phone reception on the Hamakua Coast, so print out directions before you leave!

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Last Updated: Thu, 23 Aug 2018 12:05:02 GMT