A Furious Journey of Life or Death was Determined by the Gods Imagine you had just broken the sacred laws, the kapu, and the only punishment was death. Your only chance of survival is to elude your pursuers and reach the Pu'uhonua, a place of refuge. The Pu'uhonua protected the kapu breaker, defeated warriors, as well as civilians during the time of battle. No harm could come to those who reached the boundaries of the place of refuge. Park closes 15 minutes after Sunset

Not so much a hike as walking from very interesting display to extremely interesting display. The landscape was amazing and the history was deep. Worth the time.

Very easy, short walk. I loved learning about all the Hawaiian history and seeing the artifacts at this national historical park! Beautiful views!

Great little hike for young kids.

Easy hike with beautiful views. Walking poles can be helpful if you're not know for your balance.

Nice hike but pathway is mainly lava rocks!! Best to have hiking shoes and not flip flops. Great view of the ocean and the lava formations!

Great walk around park. Then head out on the longer trail to see more. Even a restroom a mile out there !! A few geocaches around before park and great snorkeling at two steps

Monday, April 20, 2015

Easy, short trail with a lot of different things to see. Interesting to learn about the belief system and the place of refuge.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

the park here is pretty nice they have allot of old Hawaiian homes and tikis the walk around the park is short and easy but there are two other trails that were a mile long each one coastal and one jungle. there is also a really nice place to bbq and have a picnic at the park nice scenery with tons of Palm trees and old ruins

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Many Bible scholars have pointed out this site to be a very possible 'historical descentant' of the ancient Israelites' 'cities of refuge' which they were required to set up in their 'promised land.' The Hawaiian version of the legal rules/ protection rights for manslaughter/ murder offenders may have been slightly different, but one could not have asked for a more paradaisical setting on earth if one had to live here for the rest of one's life! We're sure you would agree!?