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The 1871 Trail

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Wonderful walk through history

Very interesting, good trail markers, several points of interest to explore, absolutely... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
HI_Teachers
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Hawaii
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Scenic, but HOT!

Great scenery! The path can be a little rough at times and it is for the most part out in the open... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
KaNuiNanni
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Chicago, Illinois
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Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Very interesting, good trail markers, several points of interest to explore, absolutely picture-perfect coast views. This trail is most easily accessed from the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Park ($5 fee per vehicle) and the park gives out a trail map with information. The picnic area...More

1  Thank HI_Teachers
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great scenery! The path can be a little rough at times and it is for the most part out in the open and shade free so bring water. I would recomend good sturdy shoes and in some spots you are walking over lava and un...More

1  Thank KaNuiNanni
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Here's a great day: Park at the Park and go snorkeling FIRST thing in the morning at Two-step. Then visit the main part of the National Historic Park and get your 1871 interpretive guide sheet. Plan ahead and bring a picnic lunch. Then, drive past...More

2  Thank Cameron M
Reviewed 2 April 2016

If you don't mind hiking over rocky dried lava, this hike is really excellent. It takes you along the coast which is pretty secluded. It's quiet, fairly flat but tricky because of the uneven rocks which are quite sharp, with views of the turquoise waters....More

1  Thank nicollcj
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We did this hike after touring the park. The trail is sand and lava chunks, so wear good sturdy shoes. It was hot at 9:30, so do bring water. The gift shop has a nice one page description of the various historical stops along the...More

2  Thank Russ00
Reviewed 11 March 2016

This is a wonderful National Park and an important cultural site with a great hike along the coast cliffs on the 1871 trail. About 1km along the trail is a park bench where you can sit and enjoy the waves crashing on the rocks and...More

1  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We only followed part of this trail that's near the lava arches. This is just north of the Place of Refuge. It is a walk on lava and loose rock but the ocean views are fabulous. It's a great place to go when the surf...More

1  Thank Cindi C
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Ask at the National Park gift shop for the trail map. Hike the first 3/4 mile to see the Hawaiian sled slide, lava curtain and Akala ramp. At the top of the ramp is a bench to lookout over the ocean-great place for a photo....More

2  Thank Donna M
Reviewed 7 October 2015

This is a cool trail that offers a diverse landscape. The Noni trees are an odd site and gave off the odor of rotting cheese (in my opinion). There is also an incredible view of an undeveloped hillside and breathtaking views of Hawaii's magnificent coastline....More

2  Thank Sarah C
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