Start the hike at the parking lot of Punaluu Beach at the south end of the beach. Enjoy the Punaluu Black Sand Beach and the green sea turtles sunbathing at the beach. You will pass a pond behind the low sand dune at the north end of the beach to reach the rocky Kahiolo Point. Then head towards the ruins of Punaluu Landing which is beyond the boat ramp at the Kahiolo Point. Follow the trail as it passes the side of brush-covered shelf at the boat ramp end.
You will soon find the walls of a huge Hawaiian temple on top of the shelf. This temple is called the Punaluu Nui Heiau and the trail crosses the northern end of the temple and takes you into a lava field with remains of housing pavements. Cross the lava field and the end of the last pavement leads you to the storm beach. Beyond the storm beach you will find a turnstile from where the hike will take you through tall bushes and Kiawe trees. At about a quarter of a mile, you will reach the Nahuluhulu Point which is also your go back point.
Weather Report for Pahala, HI
Temperature: 67.3° F
Relative Humidity: 99%
Dew Point: 67.1° F
Winds from the NNW at 7.6 mph gusting to 10.1 mph
Last Hour: 0.07"
Sunrise: 5:54 AM
Sunset: 6:44 PM
Weather reported from HOVRHOK, Hawaiian Ocean View, HI (KHIHAWAI13)
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:56 AM
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