Lapakahi State Historical Park, Island of Hawaii

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Lapakahi State Historical Park is a large area of ruins from an Ancient Hawaiian fishing village in the North Kohala District on the Big Island of Hawaii. Offshore is the Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District.The name lapa kahi means "single ridge" in the Hawaiian Language, and applied to the ahupuaa, an ancient land division that ran from the sea up to Kohala Mountain. It is located off of Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270), 12.4mi north of Kawaihae, Hawaii. It is state archaeological site 10-02-2245, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 2, 1973 as site 73000654. Just to the north, Māhukona Beach Park is on a bay where a sugar mill once stood.
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  • August 10, 2017
    we really enjoyed our walk along this gorgeous coastline....just wonderful views and the trail was okay marked. The village takes some imagination but again just the views and paths are very much wort...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I read about Lapakahi State Historical Park on TripAdvisor. My wife and I drove up from Waikoloa. We walked through the entire Village remnants which was quite interesting. You have to be careful walk...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    There are a lot of ruins right next to the seashore. There isn't much shade, so it can get warm. There are some recreated structures made of wood and thatching.  more »
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  • February 20, 2017
    The trail can be a little hard to follow around at times, and I wish it had actual bathrooms instead of port-a-pots, but it was an extremely interesting park and we were lucky enough to see two monk seals playing in the water for quite a while. We also saw a dolphin or two out in the water.
  • February 19, 2017
    Awesome historic spot. Cool 600 yr old fishing village
  • June 3, 2017
    Great place to stop and learn some history.
  • January 31, 2017
    Nice stopping place to read about the area's history. Pretty easy, short hike.
  • November 3, 2016
    A must to walk through. So much history. Wonderful place.

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