Puukohola Heiau National Historical Site Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Kamuela, Hawaii, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

Length0.9 miElevation gain95 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyWalkingBeachViewsNo shadeNo dogs
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Rick Angline
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Lauren C.
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Only 0.5 mile out to the shore is open, other half of the trail is closed. Otherwise fantastic views and short walk to learn about the history of the land here.

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Vincent Ferreri
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Short hike with lots of history.

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Amy Thompson
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The upper part of this trail is closed. It can only be accessed by those wanting to perform religious activities. The lower part is a nice paved circle. There is a barcode you can scan to access the narrative talk for the path. If following the narrative, it takes about 30 minutes.

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Gail Cannady
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Paved circular trail from visitors center. Got more out of it by downloading QR 25 minute narrative.

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Michelle Porter
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Not as much natural beauty as the historical site at Lapakaha, but really interesting crash course on Kamehameha 1 and the history of that time period. Also, a chance to see black tipped reef sharks. Expect temps in the 90's, but no worries, you can cool off at the really nice beach that adjoins this park.

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Patrick S.
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Clarissa Yablinsky
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Nice easy walk with some historical interest. Friendly park employees. Not really any shade, so can get hot.

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Crystal R.
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A nice paved loop in the National Historic Site. The history of this spot is rather interesting.

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Roselia Flandes
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pretty sunny and hot when visited, but worth it, nice descriptions available a glimpse into past

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Gary Tindall
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5 stars from an interesting historic perspective. 3 stars on the walk (although it is much more interesting if you know all the history first). In less than 35 miles from Kona north, there are a number of interesting historic walks and short hikes to choose from that can fill your day while getting 10-15 miles of walking in. Personal favorite to finish up with is a sunset walk starting south of Anaeho'omalu Beach along Fisherman Trail.

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Eric Fredrick
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Had to hike in about a mile or so in *very* slippery mud conditions, as the road was pretty well flooded out. Upside was that we were completely alone, and it's an interesting part of the countryside, hiking along the coast. Seas were good and rough. Great to look at! The Heiau was pretty cool, and EXTRA creepy since we were all alone. It had a spirit to it, and I've never felt that before, like the walls were closing in on you. The overcast and grey sky really added to that.

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D. Michael Wassom
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High marks for historical interest. It is a fascinating part of history. Low marks for being a hike. It is just a walk around the park...

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Avi Ben-Menahem
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Not really a trail, just a walk around the center.

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Tara Landerman
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Neat views of historical structures. Cool rock wall dividers. Almost like a huge maze

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Liz Cano
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Not really a hike, but still interesting if you're looking for something to do.

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Jason Izumi
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Extremely beautiful views and very mysterious, intriguing history here. Very well recontructed, large HEIAU (ancient Hawaiian stone temple) is the main feature of this area. The exceptionally large stones used to construct this temple are believed to have been tranported by hand from the bottom of Pololu Valley, many (40?) miles away, a feat that defies explanation today!

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Jen Kuhn
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Jonathon Seymour
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Mark R
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Eden Shapiro
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Josh Ratiani
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Kris S
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Devin Ancona
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Ryan Allor
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Sam@ NationalParksTrails
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Mike Burgmaier
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Devon Reed
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Adam Lassak
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