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Lapakahi State Historical Park

Highway 270 -- Akoni Pule Hwy, North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-327-4958
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Great walking trail with amazing views

This was a beautiful walking trail that winds through an old Hawaiian Village along the coast. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CDDD17
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North Aurora
Amazing Accidental Find

We saw this park as we were driving north along the highway and decided to stop. It turned out to... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Carrie C
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Highway 270 -- Akoni Pule Hwy, North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Highway 270 -- Akoni Pule Hwy, North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-327-4958
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful walking trail that winds through an old Hawaiian Village along the coast. The views are just amazing and it is not crowded with people. The walking trail is fairly easy, but it is a little rocky and there are some uphill...More

1  Thank CDDD17
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We saw this park as we were driving north along the highway and decided to stop. It turned out to be one of the prettiest places we found! It's a beautiful park with green hills, black lava rock and beautiful blue ocean. The walking trail...More

1  Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 7 November 2017

As Arizonans, we know and appreciate native cultural sites. (And as a native California girl, I LOVE the ocean). Peaceful, stunningly beautiful, evocative of a different way of life, which here (unlike the native american sites in AZ) was an active community in the 20th...More

1  Thank 5musicgirl7
Reviewed 26 October 2017

and you can get a little exercise to boot. Lapakahi State Park is about 40 acres consisting of two trails loops; one through the old village site and the other trail goes along the shoreline of Koai'e Cove. If you do both loops it's just...More

2  Thank treerod1
Reviewed 22 October 2017

If you are driving by this is worth a stop, if not then I would not make a special trip. Self guided trail showing foundation remains of a few buildings, description of life then, walk by a beautiful cove which we were told has excellent...More

Thank rahenry
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Slow go to get there, but worth the time. I loved reading about ancient peoples way of life and all that it entailed to survive on a daily basis. Added bonus was exercise and a little culture for the kids.

Thank Relaxinnn
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This park shows an ancient Hawaiian fishing village in North Kohala. The total walk takes less than an hour and the views are spectacular. You can learn about traditional Hawaiian culture as your experience this site. While we were there was no ranger and there...More

Thank FarmerRK
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This was not on my radar but I pulled in when I saw the sign en route to the Pololu Lookout. I was only expecting to see the remains of an old village--and I did. What I didn't expect was the gorgeous setting! The water...More

1  Thank Songdoc
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Very great historical site. Great map and mile markers with explanation. I love history and enjoyed it. Very interactive walk and sites. Water is crystal clear and walk is easy. No bathroom and port-a-pottie was horrible. Very hot location. Take water with you.

Thank Rae Lynn C
Reviewed 11 August 2017

we really enjoyed our walk along this gorgeous coastline....just wonderful views and the trail was okay marked. The village takes some imagination but again just the views and paths are very much worth the stop and it is free. There is an expert at the...More

Thank Hibby922
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