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Lapakahi State Historical Park

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a rocky, fairly level hike through remains of a fishing village. A pamphlet will take you on a self guided 45 min. walk. If you stop along the shoreline and watch closely, you will see whales spouting and breaching the surface. You need...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jugglenut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great park. Very historical, not crowded. See historical Hawaiian homesteads, walls, along trails by the ocean. Weather is very dry, breeze off the ocean nice. 1 hour walk through. You can watch whales on the shore Jan-March as the Humpbacks swim down...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 135chelseyr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting park off the beaten track on the northwest shore of Hawii. A nice trail system takes you through an old fishing settlement with remnants of canoe sheds, hales, and some bases of older structures. You can see Yellow Tang from the shoreline (at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank wppfeifer48
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful opportunity to visit the ruins of a coastal village that is 600 years old! And a beautiful coastline as well. Highly recommend it for those with curiosity and liking a bit of a walk.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FlorackT
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon the state park while driving to the NE part of the island. We thought we were heading over the light house we saw from the highway. It was very neat to see the rock walls showing where the native Hawaiians lived and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tek_rice
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We stopped by here while in the area. I thought from some reviews it would be some small section of remains. I was pleasantly surprised. It is not super big but bigger than I anticipated. Pick up a map/brochure from the main building when you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hollytrea
Reviewed 30 November 2018

In our quest to visit as much of the big island as possible, we stopped at this small state park in the northwest part of the island. It is hot and windy, but includes an interesting self guided, short hike through old ruins of a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robert L
Reviewed 28 November 2018

From the ~1300's, a former village site. The site is more historic than a fish siting pool. Interpretive signs from the parking lot to the shore. Interesting stop. Clean newer restrooms available at the parking lot.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Accidentally stopped in on the way to Hawi and was pleasantly surprised how the ancient Hawaiians settled. A park spokesperson was very knowledgeable and informative . Trails and a old house made a nice visit

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TexasEagle
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I really enjoyed the hiking here, along with learning about the early history on the western side of the island. There are quite a few stone tools and game boards, along with the restored houses (haloe). Go in the morning as there is not much...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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