Lapakahi Village Interpretive Trail
Hawaii hikers

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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.