3/20/20 – DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, VIRTUALLY ALL OF HAWAII STATE PARKS AND FACILITIES ARE NOW EITHER FULLY OR PARTIALLY CLOSED. ALL CAMPING AND LODGING WITHIN OUR PARKS IS SUSPENDED. WE ASK THAT THE PUBLIC RESPECT THESE CLOSURES IN THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME AS WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH COUNTY, STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES IN THE STATE TO LIMIT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS. IN ADDITION, ALL STATE PARKS OFFICES ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED, AND NO CAMPING, LODGING, SPECIAL USE, FILMING OR EVENT PERMITS ARE BEING ISSUED, AND COMMERCIAL TOURS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. SEE “ANNOUNCEMENTS” BELOW FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND UPDATES. MAHALO.
Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail
|Trail Length||1.1 mile loop|
|Terrain||Dry, Open Coast|
|Elevation Gain||50 ft|
|Park Name||Lapakahi State Historical Park|
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.
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.
Off Akoni Pule Highway (Highway 270), 12.4 miles north of Kawaihae.
- Mountain biking is not allowed on this trail.
- Stay on the trail.
- Pack out at least what you pack in.
- No open fires.