A short stroll and a lot of history

Great Wall
Over 950 feet long and up to 12 feet high, the wall enclosing the sacred space was constructed of stones without the use of mortar.
User: Austin Explorer - 5/4/2019

Location: Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Rating: 3stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 1star
Miles Hiked: 0.59 Mile  Elapsed Time: 42 minutes


Coppertone and I were on a multi-stop tour of the Kona Coast and this was one of our stops.  Although some of the structures here are reconstructions it's still perhaps the best preserved Hawaiian sanctuary city on the islands.  We followed our tour guide in a loop around the main sanctuary area, stopping at various points to read markers or examine the structures.  There was also a wood carver on hand actively creating new items commonly used by native Hawaiians.

After having spent much of the day higher up the mountain where the air was cooler we were comparatively getting baked on coast.  The area a few segments of walkway that might be ADA compliant, but much of what we did was on sandy trails.  Coconut Palm trees dot the landscape and the parks people were in the process of removing coconuts from them to ensure the heavy fruit/nut doesn't fall on peoples' heads.  After picking up a sample I could understand why.

Log Photos
Hale o Keawe and the Pacific Coast.
Keone'ele Cove
Trail View
Pacific Coast
Great Wall
Fish Ponds