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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 cloudy. Frequent showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Haze through the night. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Lows around 71 at the shore to around 50 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Currently
Temperature: 71.1° F
Relative Humidity: 94%
Pressure: 29.97"
Dew Point: 69.3° F

Winds from the SE at 0.0 mph gusting to 0.0 mph

Precipitation
Last Hour: 0.43"
Today: 0.14"

Sunrise: 6:48 AM
Sunset: 6:26 PM
Weather reported from Manako Rd, Captain Cook, HI (KHICAPTA15)
Forecast
Friday
Partly sunny with scattered showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Haze. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs around 82 at the shore to around 69 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers in the evening, then isolated showers after midnight. Haze through the night. Lows around 71 at the shore to around 50 at 5000 feet. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Saturday
Partly sunny in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. Isolated showers. Haze. Highs 67 to 82. Light winds. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy with scattered showers. Haze. Lows 49 to 72. Light winds. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 2/22/2018 6:51 PM
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