Kohala Historical Sites State Monument

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Address Upolu Point Rd, Hawi, HI 96719
Home to King Kamehameha I Birthsite and Mo'okini Heiau.

• General: Cost: Free • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles • Hiking: Length: 1-2 Miles • Hiking: Level: Easy
• Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site

Kohala Historical Sites State Monument is located on the Big Island's northern tip, in the town of Hawi. Within this state monument are both the Mo'okini Heiau State Monument and the King Kamehameha I Birthsite.

Getting here isn't difficult, but a lot depends on the vehicle you have (two wheel drive or 4x4) and if you opted for that rental insurance! For most, you'll drive towards Upolu Airport (UPP) and turn left onto the rough Upolu Road. If the road is too rough for your car, you'll park it along here and have to hike the rest of the way in.

It's an easy hike, about a mile or two each way depending on where you park. It does get hot out here so bring water, sunscreen, and the usual hiking items to be safe.