Mauka-Makai Trail From Visitor Center to 'Ai'opio Fishtrap Closed Aug 11-22nd
Due to the unforeseen weather conditions of Hurricane Iselle, the trail maintenance project will be extended an additional week from Aug 18-22nd. Please contact the Park Visitor Center at (808) 326-9057 for additional information.
Stretching north from Honokohau Boat Harbor, the striking white coral sand of Honokohau Beach contrasts sharply against the black lava. An ancient heiau (temple) stands at the end of the beach, as it did in times when Hawaiian settlements thrived in the area. In the waters before you lie 'Aiopi'o Fishtrap where reef fish were captured for food. Numerous sea turtles frequent the beach to feed on the limu (algae) and bask along the shore.
Did You Know?
Did you know, the noni tree was brought by the early Polynesians and was used as a medicinal tonic to treat digestive problems. Today, noni juice can be bought in many health food stores throughout the country.