Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail
Hawaii hikers

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PARK UPDATES: 4/30/21 - [OAHU] -  Weather conditions have caused delays in the work at Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area and the park will remain CLOSED through May 28th, 2021. The park will technically be open on the weekends however the gate and parking lot will remain closed throughout the month. Weekdays the park will be completely closed.

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4/26/21 - [OAHU] - The beach area of Ahupuaʻa o Kahana State Park is CLOSED beginning Wednesday, April 28, 2021 due to a potential treefall hazard.

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4/19/21 - [ALL ISLANDS] - Entrance AND parking fees are now required for non-residents at several parks across the islands including: [KAUAI] Haena, Kokee, Waimea Canyon, [OAHU] Diamond Head, Nuuanu Pali, [MAUI] Iao Valley, Makena, Waianapanapa, and [HAWAII] Akaka Falls, Hapuna Beach.  Non-resident visitors will be required to pay for both entry and parking.

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4/7/21 - [OAHU] - Kaena Point State Park - Vehicle Access Gate on the Mokuleia side (north shore) is OPEN. The Keawaula gate (west side) remains CLOSED but the park is OPEN.

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3/29/21 - [KAUAI] - The Kalalau Trail reservation system is open again. Reservations are available 30-days in-advance. Park Entry and Parking reservations for morning and midday are available. Sunset-time reservations are currently not available.

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3/1/21 - [MAUI] - Waianapanapa State Park - Entry and Parking Reservations are now required for all non-residents. For reservations go to www.gowaianapanapa.com

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.