Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail
Hawaii hikers

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PARK UPDATES: 2/25/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN. The Keawaula gate (west side) is CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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2/17/21 - [OAHU] - Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area is CLOSED starting 2/17/21 through 3/2/21 for tree removal. This will limit access to the Waahila Ridge Trail. Their will be limited access to the park through April 2021.

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2/16/21 - [MAUI] - Reservations for Waianapanapa State Park are now OPEN. Reservations for parking and entry will be required starting March 1, 2021 for all non-residents.

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1/5/21 - [MAUI] - Puu Olai a.k.a. Little Beach is CLOSED until further notice.

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12/16/20 - [OAHU] - Diamond Head State Monument is now OPEN!

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11/23/20 - [MAUI] - Iao Valley State Monument is now OPEN. Paid parking by credit card only.

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11/3/20 - [HAWAII] - Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area is OPEN.  Restroom services are limited to portable toilets due to a recent water main break.

Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail

Trail Length 1.1 mile loop
Activity Pedestrian
Difficulty Easy
Terrain Dry, Open Coast
Elevation Gain 50 ft
Park Name Lapakahi State Historical Park

Description

Self-guided walk through the partially restored remains of this ancient coastal settlement. Views of the ocean as well as migrating humpback whales in-season (November – May). The 0.5-mile loop footpath requires some physical exertion. This is a good family walk.

Route

The trailhead is located just off the parking lot. Information, including a trail guide, is available at the interpretive kiosk located near the parking lot. The walking distance can be shortened by taking a shortcut trail back to the parking lot midway along the loop.

Directions

Off Akoni Pule Highway (Highway 270), 12.4 miles north of Kawaihae.

Additional Info

  • Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
  • Stay on the trail.
  • Pack out at least what you pack in.
  • No open fires.