Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail
Hawaii hikers

PARK UPDATES:

[MAUI] Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area will remain CLOSED until access roads through Kula Forest Reserve are cleared from storm damage and safe to traverse. Anticipated re-opening is November 15th 2022. For updates, please go to: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/blog/2022/06/27/nr22-090/

[KAUAʻI] Polihale State Park – Overnight camping will reopen beginning Aug. 14, 2022. Reservations will be available online starting Aug. 1 and may be made up to 90 days in advance.. Additionally, State Parks encourages the community to participate in the Polihale Survey to help develop access and management policies for the park. Please participate in the survey, and mahalo for being respectful stewards of your parks.

[MAUI] ʻIAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT – As of August 1, 2022 ʻIao Valley State Monument will be closed until January 15, 2023 for the final phase of the slope stabilization project and parking lot improvements.

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.