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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
Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Highs around 87 at the shore to around 69 at 5000 feet. Northeast winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 85.3° F
Relative Humidity: 66%
Pressure: 30.03"
Dew Point: 72.9° F

Winds from the NW at 6.8 mph gusting to 11.2 mph

Precipitation
Today: 0.01"

Sunrise: 5:47 AM
Sunset: 7:06 PM
Weather reported from Puako Beach Drive, Waimea, HI (KHIWAIME13)
Forecast
Tonight
Mostly cloudy with isolated showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Haze through the night. Lows around 75 at the shore to around 56 at 5000 feet. West winds up to 10 mph early in the evening becoming light. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly sunny with isolated showers in the afternoon. Haze through the day. Highs around 87 at the shore to around 69 at 5000 feet. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Haze. Lows 55 to 75. West winds up to 10 mph shifting to the east in the late evening and overnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Wednesday
Mostly sunny. Haze through the day. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Highs 67 to 87. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the northwest in the late morning and afternoon. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 6/26/2017 12:26 AM
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