Place of Refuge (Puuhonua o Honaunau) Trail

EASY 14 reviews

Place of Refuge (Puuhonua o Honaunau) Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Honaunau, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
62 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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!

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4 months ago

Easy short hike.

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hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

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

hiking
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.

hiking
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

walking
Friday, August 23, 2013

walking
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!?