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Hiking on the Big Island

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Hiking on the Big Island

Any suggestions an good hiking destinations on the Big Island?

I am looking for something that would only take a half of a day. Maybe two or three hours. Something we can do on our own, no guided tours. Any good websites you could direct me to?


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11. Re: Hiking on the Big Island

As mentioned above, Pololu is a nice hike; 400 foot elevation change in (4 I think) switchbacks.

Kiholo Lagoon to snorkel, see turtles. MM 81, step over the guardrail, look for the trail to "beach access" and then go north along the water. Maybe 30 minutes from the highway to lagoon.

Road by Upolu Airport to Kamehameha Birthplace and Mookini Heiua. (These are special places to be respectful of.) Park at the little airport lot and walk 45 minutes to Birthplace. Road looks boring as it passes the airport but dips to sea and spectacular sea cliff views of Maui. Despite its benign early appearance, road has severe ruts and BIG mud puddle--would not drive it in rental and besides you asked for foot destinations. :-) At "Big Scarey" the giant puddle look for the bypass up thru the shrubbery on the ocean side.

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