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Kukaniloko Birthstones is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wahiawa, Oahu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 180 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

historic site

no dogs

hiking
11 days ago

Gate was closed today. We risked it and parked outside anyway and did a quick 5-10 minute visit. Read up on the history before going, otherwise it’ll just be a pile of rocks to you. Historically significant place!

hiking
14 days ago

Not closed when I went here two weeks ago. Very beautiful and historic. You can park along side the road and then walk down. Not much shade at all, but it’s only about a mile round trip. Be respectful and don’t go past the rocks surrounding the closed area.

hiking
closed
24 days ago

Closed right now... probably because of covid

hiking
2 months ago

Too short

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

Read up on the importance of this site before coming. It is a very interesting site that explains some of the royalties behaviors if you read ahead and know what to look for and what you’re looking at. Cool, quick stop!

5 months ago

There was a locked gate when we got there so we continued on the Waimea Falls and Botanical gardens.

hiking
6 months ago

Great place of historical significance. Make sure to ask permission before entering. Parking may be a challenge on the road.

hiking
6 months ago

Very short easy walk. Interesting to read about the stones before going,.

hiking
8 months ago

very easy, short and not a ton to see

hiking
8 months ago

Peaceful area to explore Hawaiian culture. Not strenuous.

hiking
muddy
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty cool area, but I wouldn’t really call this a hike, more of a walk and observation of the birthing stones and some cool plants.

hiking
no shade
11 months ago

Thu Jun 27 2019

It is amazing. Honestly, there’s no signage or anything so unless you know why you’re there, you wouldn’t know what you’re looking at. Kukaniloko means ‘to anchor the cry from within’. It is said the women who gave birth here felt no birthing pain. These women had to follow very strict exercise regimen and diet but to my knowledge we don’t know what that is because we didn’t have reading and writing then. Kukaniloko was specifically for women who are giving birth to the children of chiefs and this place was chosen because it is the piko (center) of Oahu. Being born here means that the Chiefs will have a prosperous reign, they will be successful and they will have a lot of mana. Also, some of the stones have holes in them, these holes are intentional. They were placed there to learn the star system for wayfaring. People are welcome to come here, you would have to park on the side of the road and walk a little bit in. Just please do not step past the rock barrier. #ImATourGuide

hiking
no shade
Sun May 26 2019

Sat Mar 23 2019

Great cultural experience.

hiking
Thu Jan 24 2019

The birthing stones are amazing. The mana truly is strong and you can feel it as soon as you start down the path, it’s definitely not a hike. Just a short super easy stroll.

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Mon Jan 21 2019

Neat cultural stroll near Wahiawa. Take in the sites and the story.

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5 months ago

9 months ago

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11 months ago

Thu May 30 2019