Puukohola Heiau National Historical Site Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"The massive ruins of Puukohola Heiau are an impressive sight even if you have no idea of their historical significance. But their historical significance is enormous, as you’ll read below. Puukohola Heiau is a must-see site for those interested in Hawaiian history.
Before you begin your walk, look inland from the visitor center. If the day is clear (as it usually is early in the morning), there is a spectacular view of four of the Big Island’s volcanoes: Kohala, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, and Hualalai. The central attraction of the park is the massive remains of Puukohola Heiau, which you can see by following the path that leads seaward past milo, kiawe, ilima, and gourd vines. As you descend this paved trail and curve gently to the right, the ruins of Puukohola rise above you."