Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail
Hawaii hikers

UPDATE: 9/24/20 - OAHU - Starting Sept. 24th  groups of five people will be allowed in OPEN State Parks, as well as, State beaches and trails.  Canopy-type structures are not permitted at this time at State parks, beaches and trails.

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9/24/20 - OAHU - Starting Sept. 28, Waahila Ridge State Recreation Area will be CLOSED during weekdays for HECO work.

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9/22/20 - OAHU - Comfort Stations at Sand Island SRA are currently CLOSED for repairs.

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9/18/20 - HAWAII ISLAND - All State Coastal & Beach Parks on the island of Hawaii Remain CLOSED Through September 30, 2020. This measure mirrors the Mayor\'s Covid-19 Emergency Rule No. 11.

 

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.