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Kaloko-Honokohua National Historical Park Loop

Hawaii > The Big Island > Kailua Kona
Summary
Length4 mi
Elev. Gain160 ft
Difficulty3 / 5
Rating10 / 10
TypeView
The trail loops through a number of interesting trails in the Kaloko-Honokohua National Historical Park. There are a number of interesting archaeological spots along this trail. The trail starts over old lava and then it enters the beach. At the second beach cut-off, you will find a 100-foot long rectangular formation of lava rocks. Next, along the trail you will come across the Petroglyphs and a Heiau, or temple.

Next, you will come across the visitor center, built on the flow of the 8,271 foot high volcano. The Mamalahoa Trail comes next, which is a completely straight and uneventful trail. This was an old mule highway. After half a mile of walk through the heat you should turn off at the Mamalahoa, into the Ala Nui Kaloko trail.

Soon after this, you will reach a stone enclosure that was probably used by ancient Hawaiians to produce some crop. Next in the trail, you will come across the Kaloko Fishpond, from where you will pass the Ala Huehue Trail, to reach another fishpond - the Aimakapa Fishpond.

The trail then runs along a low seawall to reach the Honokohau Beach and then Alopio Fishtrap and finally another Heiau - the Puuoina Heiau, from where you can walk back to the parking lot.
Users
Hikers

Best time to go
Throughout the year - Before 10 am or after 4 pm

Cost
None

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Trailhead Location
GPS Coordinates:
19° 40.265' N
156° 1.415' W

Driving Directions:
To reach the trail head, you need to drive 1 mile north of Kailua Kona on Highway 19 and take a left on Kealakehe Parkway. Take another right on the boat access road and park at the gravel lot.
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Weather Report for Kailua Kona, HI
Breezy. Occasional showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 82 at the shore to around 62 at 5000 feet. South winds 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northwest around 10 mph late in the afternoon. Chance of rain near 100 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 74.5° F
Relative Humidity: 88%
Pressure: 29.83"
Dew Point: 70.8° F

Winds from the NNW at 1.9 mph gusting to 4.3 mph

Precipitation
Today: 0.04"

Sunrise: 5:55 AM
Sunset: 6:47 PM
Weather reported from Puako Beach Drive, Waimea, HI (KHIWAIME13)
Forecast
Tonight
Cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows around 72 at the shore to around 54 at 5000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.
Monday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs around 84 at the shore to around 63 at 5000 feet. Northeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Lows 54 to 74. West winds up to 10 mph early in the evening becoming light, then becoming southeast around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Highs 64 to 86. East winds around 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:53 AM
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