February 18, 2018

Kiholo Bay-April 16, 2011

The Kona Hiking Club will hike to Kiholo Bay on Saturday, April 16, 2011. We will begin by hiking a 4WD road to the ocean from the highway, then following the coast north with an opportunity to swim in its beautiful lagoon. From there we will go south along the coastline stopping at the Queen’s Bath for special swim experience and our lunch/snack break. After our break those who want to continue on south will enjoy the views of some beautiful black sand beaches. We will then return to our cars. Those who wish to stay and hang out are welcome to plan to do so. The hike will be approximately 4 miles in length (round trip) over some sometimes rough, but moderate terrain.


Hikers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Loretta Lynn (round) house at Kiholo Bay. To get there take the unpaved public access road which is just south of the Scenic Overlook on the makai side between the 82mm & 83mm on Queen Ka’ahumanu highway. As you get closer to the ocean, the road to the left will take you to the round house. From here we will carpool to the start of the trail to Kiholo Bay, just south of the 81 mile marker. For more information, follow this link: http://www.letsgohawaii.com/beaches/kiholobay.html


Hikers should be prepared for very hot conditions. Each person must carry at least 2 liters of water. Also recommended are sturdy boots, sun protection, lunch, and a hiking stick. For those wishing to swim don’t forget your swim gear, towel, snorkel, reef shoes, etc. Sorry, no pets allowed.


Visitors as well as residents are invited to participate in this outing. There is no charge, although carpoolers are encouraged to chip-in for gasoline. Participants desiring to carpool from Kailua-Kona may meet at 8:15 a.m. at Lanihau Center, in the vicinity of Buns in the Sun, but well away from the businesses. Carpoolers will organize themselves here and should depart no later than 8:30 a.m. It’s possible that one hike leader will be at the carpool location. For more information, call Kathleen at 557-9246.


PLEASE NOTE: All members are welcome to bring guests or pass on information about our hikes to other hikers. However, if you do so, PLEASE make sure that you direct them to the Kona Hiking Club website to review the hike announcement and description. We want to make sure that everyone is prepared for the specific hike we are doing that day, whether we’re facing mud, heat, cold, steep trails, rocky trails, high altitude, exceptionally long distances, etc. Mahalo for helping us keep everyone safe!

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