National Park’s Kaloko (fishponds)
The National Park is home to naturally formed fishponds with cultural and spiritual significance. These fishponds offer visitors various interesting history stories to learn about the natural resources on Hawaii Island. There are unique fishponds built and used by ancient Hawaiians. The fishponds protect native birds such as ducks, coots, and songbirds.
National Park’s Trails
Kaloko-Hanokohau National Historical Park has several restored trails to hike which encircles the entire Island. There is the chance to look for local wildlife, mountain, and native birds along the way. Here visitors enjoy watching the coastline, beach, fishponds, petroglyphs, sacred temples, and great hikes through the forest up to the falls. If you don’t wish to walk you can take a short trail which ends straight to the beach.
Petroglyphs are lava rock carvings etched into stone by native Hawaiians. These mysterious Petroglyphs are scattered everywhere in the park that gives it a fantastic look. There is an opportunity to see carvings of human forms and many petroglyphs fields. The park is a great place to view the life of ancient Hawaiians through Petroglyphs.
- The National Historical Park encompasses 1160 acres of the landscape of rugged lava rock.
- The Park was established on November 10, 1978, to preserve and protect traditional native Hawaiian culture.
The park is a popular heritage and magical traditional native culture. It provides a habitat for an amazing variety of birdlife and some rare species. Explore fishponds, fish traps at the beach, mountains, and petroglyphs in the park. There are plenty of plants along the trails and coastline. The park offers events, programs, beautiful vistas, glorious sunshine, marine life, and religious sites to visitors.
What to Expect
The park is a great destination for family picnics and day out. There are many beautiful sacred temples, a variety of marine life, gift shops, and lots of great walking paths to spend the whole day with different activities. You can expect here green sea turtles. Enjoy a walk on foot trails to view fishponds, Honakohau beach, see lava rocks, native plants, stone walls, and petroglyphs along the way. Make sure you bring your camera to capture the petroglyphs; it is a nice place to enjoy pleasant sunset.
Plan your Visit
Kaloko-Hanokohau National Historical Park is open all year round. Take a cultural and historical stop with breathtaking views of the ocean. You have to purchase the entry passes; children under 15 are allowed free to enter. Entry depends on the pass availability so make sure you make a reservation before you reach here.