Phallic Rock / Ka Ule O Nanahoa

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Address At the end of Kalae Highway 470, Hoolehua, HI 96729
A cluster of rocks that looks like a penis. Seriously.

• General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Cultural & Historical: Heiau / Sacred Site

Kaule O Nanahoa is Hawaiian for "the penis of Nanahoa", and is a small cluster of boulders in the Palaau State Park. It's definitely unusual and makes you wonder how this thing got here.

Anyway, it's worth the hike down the trail to see it. Phallic Rock was a sacred area once thought to enhance fertility. Maybe it still does! It's a quiet, peaceful area shaded by ironwood trees. About 200 yards from here, the path leads to the beautiful views at Kalaupapa Lookout. Be sure not to climb on the rock.