January 23, 2018

Ancient Hawaiian Trail to Pohue Bay-June 10, 2017

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, the Kona Hiking Club will hike the Ancient Hawaiian Trail to Pohue Bay.

We will meet at 9:00 AM at the makai side of the Hele On Bus lot across the road from Malama Market. FYI, This is also the same day at the Ocean View Farmer’s Market. From here we will carpool to the trailhead.

We will hike two and 1/2  miles down the ancient mauka-makai trail to historic Pohue Bay for a total of 5 miles roundtrip. This hike is strenuous due to lack of shade and hot and dry conditions. Swimming is possible at a coconut-tree-lined white sand beach, conditions permitting; however, no lifeguard is available.

We will have our long lunch/snack break at this spot. Hikers need to be prepared for potentially warm, sunny weather and/or rainy weather. Wear closed-toed shoes, hat, bring hiking sticks, binoculars, sun protection, lunch or snack and at least two liters of water per person.

For some interesting reading about the area: http://www.co.hawaii.hi.us/env_mng/ovts/Appendix%203%20Archaeology.pdf

A highlight of the hike will be the petroglyphs along the trail.

Carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward gasoline costs. For additional information, please phone Kathleen at 557-9246 or konahikingclub@gmail.com.

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 http://konahikingclub.com 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!


  1. Marie Snyder says:

    Hi Where is Malama Market? I am comign from Kona but I will have my Car and bring friends with me. Do we simply meet at the trailhead? or at Malama Market?


  2. Paul O'Laoghaire says:

    Can you tell me exactly where the ancient trail head to Pohue Bay Beach is located. The only thing I have is to take Maikai street..then?….
    Please advie.

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