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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
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Haze. Lows around 76 at the shore to around 57 at 5000 feet. West winds up to 10 mph early in the evening becoming light, then becoming southeast up to 10 mph late in the night. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 77.3° F
Relative Humidity: 63%
Pressure: 29.97"
Dew Point: 63.7° F

Winds from the North at 5.0 mph gusting to 15.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.00"
Today: 0.00"

Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 6:46 PM
Weather reported from Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, HI (KHIWAIKO5)
Forecast
Thursday
Sunny. Haze through the day. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs around 88 at the shore to around 69 at 5000 feet. Southeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the late morning and afternoon. Gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Haze. Lows around 75 at the shore to around 56 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday
Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Highs 68 to 88. Light winds becoming northwest up to 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Haze. Lows 55 to 76. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 8/23/2017 6:41 PM
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