• Pu`ukohola Heiau

    Pu`ukoholā Heiau

    National Historic Site Hawai'i

Bicycling Information

U.S. Navy SEAL Mitch Hall, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Center, tests his racing bike in Kona, Hawaii one day prior to the Ironman Triathlon, Oct. 20, 2006. (DoD photo)

Each year, athletes bike through the park as part of the Ford Ironman World Championship. Here, U.S. Navy SEAL Mitch Hall, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Center, tests his racing bike in Kona, Hawaii one day prior to the Ironman Triathlon, Oct. 20, 2006.

U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ben A. Gonzales

The Island of Hawai'i is a popular place for bike riding. Those wishing to visit the Park by bike should take special precautions because of the lack of dedicated bike lanes on the Islands' narrow highways. As well, the Kohala Coast is known for its strong winds that can make biking challenging and dangerous.

Did You Know?

Black crowned night heron

Of the many birds that you can find at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, most are invasive species. The Black crowned night heron, however, has long been in Hawai'i. You will usually spot them along the shore and around the remains of the ancient fishpond.