**IMPORTANT PARK NOTICES**
[OʻAHU] UPDATED 9/22/23: Kaʻena Point State Park – Mākua-Keawaʻula Section - DOT Makaha Bridge Replacement Project will affect access to Kaʻena Point State Park, Mākua-Keawaʻula Section. The Mākua-Keawaʻula Section will be CLOSED from Sept. 29-Oct. 1. See Kaʻena site for more details and updates.
[O’AHU] UPDATED 7/12/23: Sand Island State Recreation Area – WATER OFFLINE, in the park, facilities impacted. See Sand Island site for updates.
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.