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Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

Upolu Point, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Lovely Walk on Historic Trail - Hidden Treasure

We walked from Hapuna Beach to Spencer Beach following this easy trail. Not many people know... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
TucsonDaug
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Tucson
Real Tikis

This is a sacred refuge from antiquity. The tidal pools where pretty and we saw a sea turtle. I... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Lmercier907
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Upolu Point, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We walked from Hapuna Beach to Spencer Beach following this easy trail. Not many people know about this trail - including the Hapuna Lifeguard I asked! My husband and I enjoyed this trail and was a favorite of our trip. The trail winds through some...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This is a sacred refuge from antiquity. The tidal pools where pretty and we saw a sea turtle. I wish they had an interactive exhibit so I could be learned more about the area.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

When we were there it wasn't that crowded so we had a chance to enjoy the solitude and think about what it was like a hundred years ago (or more). It brings you back to how a nation (Hawaii) had lived a simpler life in...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I walked the trail from Hapuna Beach to Spencer Beach Park - I think that took a couple of hours. It’s a bit tricky finding the start of the trailhead at Hapuna. Face the ocean - walk across the sand to your night, on the...More

1  Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

During our stay on the Big Island we ran across this trail a number of times. It has also been referred to as King’s Trail. It is not a long continuous trail. There are just segments of the trail remaining at various locations along the...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

We picked up this trail from Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park. Do yourselves a favor and take the shorter .7mi Ala Mauka-Makai trail from the visitor's center. It's better "paved" and easer to navigate. We took the longer trail (Ala Mamalahoa to Ala Hue Hue), and...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Public access by hotels, resorts, personal residences, and some restrooms available for use. Every where is clean, restrooms and parking lots, lava climbing, sand walking, concrete paths, golf green edges. Fun walk, but wear good ankle protecting shoes with good soles for lava.

Thank Kip F
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

The original Hawaiians traveled around the Big Island using this ancient trail. It is now a National Park trail but it is not continuous as seemingly it once was. The trail skirts the western side of the island and views are well worth the hike...More

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

A nice trail to the ocean with some historical features such as fish ponds. Here we saw our first green turtles resting on the reef an d on the beach, which made our day.

Thank Jeroen B
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The trail is a 175 mile stretch, but is not at the present time completely connected. There are considerable segments in the National Parks that have been restored and clearly marked. Other sections on the south coast are visible but not as clearly marked as...More

1  Thank Gabriele S
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