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Address: Kalopa Road, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Have to admit that we did not have great expectations of this small park. One has to travel 3 miles off of the road through a residential area to get there. However, it is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have to admit that we did not have great expectations of this small park. One has to travel 3 miles off of the road through a residential area to get there. However, it is a beautiful place with needlepoint plans and an old Hawaiian forest. The hiking is easy and there is an accompanying guide that is available for one... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We drove up to this park on a whim, and were very pleasantly surprised. It is high enough in elevation to be noticeably cooler than the ocean-side. It was founded by a group of people that wanted to preserve some of the native forest from the sugar cane growers that were stripping the forest to create farming acreage. There are... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Last week we had a nice day hike at Kalopa. We did the "Old Jeep Trail" , and at the end took a right onto the "Perimeter Trail", which wound its way back to a junction with the Old Jeep trail. Total time was about 1.5 hours. Lots of very tall native trees, ferns, and other interesting fauna. There were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The area is quite small, it's good if you'd like to have a picnic with friends in the picnic facilities, but if you're into hiking just go somewhere else. There's one loop of 0.7 miles and that's it. There's a horse riding 2.6m perimeter loop but it's overgrown and muddy- we just abandoned the idea and went somewhere else.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

We came here to mountain bike, and while the trails were a bit too muddy for our liking on this excursion, it was a nice secluded area with decent facilities (shower, flush toilets) that would make it a nice place to camp and explore hiking.

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

Kalopa has cabins for rent which are very simple, the main attraction though is the forest area and the hiking. While we didn't do any hikes we did enjoy the wonderful sounds of the birds and breeze in the trees and did marvel at the huge trees and ferns. Hope to return.

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Holualoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

The cabins need a refresher, but they do have small mattresses on the bunks, electricity, plenty of hot water, and a large shared kitchen. You might want to think about a small heater, or plenty of cover, as at that altitude, it gets chilly at night. it is quiet, private, has good trails and plenty of space for kids to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

Our party of 4 did the 7/10 mile nature walk through what looks like a tropical rain forest. It was raining the day we were there, so everything was lush, green, and beautiful. It was an easy hike, very flat and less than a mile. Be sure to wear some sort of trail shoe or hiking shoe though--I was glad... More 

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Holly, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

my husband and i were looking for a picnic spot, and boy did we find it. we were fooled by the climb in the road and thought we were going to get an ocean view, but were not disappointed by the setting. we were literally THE only ones there. We walked around the well groomed lawn, with all the lush... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

This place is magical. It is a well cared for recreation area that is ripe with a variety of indigenous and introduced plants. High up on a mountain (by Hawaii standards). If I had more time I would of checked out the trails and camped up the. I met one of the gardener/landscapers and he was very knowledgeable about the... More 

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