January 23, 2018

Pu’uhonua o Honaunau to Ke`ei Beach-January 20, 2018-RSVP

Kona Hiking Club will hike from Pu’uhonua o Honaunau to Ke`ei Beach on Saturday, January 20. This will be a relatively easy, one-way, 4.5 mi. hike on a portion of the Ala Kahakai Trail recently cleared by a few concerned citizen volunteers from the  area.

This will be a coastline (although not necessarily shoreline) hike, and warm weather should be anticipated with some shaded areas. The hiking surface will be wide and relatively smooth dirt and rock. There are no significant climbs.

Each hiker should carry a minimum of 2 liters of water, wear a hat and hiking boots or closed-toe shoes, carry a hiking stick, use plenty of sunscreen, and bring any snacks or food you may desire.  Consider bringing a lunch to either eat at Ke`ei Beach or Pu’uhonua o Honaunau.

Hikers should meet at 8:00 am at the Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park parking lot and from there we will organize the carpool/shuttle drivers for staging at Ke`ei Beach. Please keep in mind that admission to the Park will be charged unless the driver or a passenger of the vehicle has a park pass.

Anyone wishing to carpool may meet at the Lanihau Shopping Center in the vicinity of Daylight Mind at 7:00 am and depart by 7:15 am. Please park well away from the businesses. Carpoolers are encouraged to contribute toward the cost of gasoline.  A hike leader will not be present at the carpool location.  Be prepared to organize your own carpool, if necessary.

Visitors and guests are invited and anyone choosing to attend should be provided with a copy of this hike description so they will know what to expect and be properly prepared. They should also be referred to this website (www.konahikingclub.com) for complete safety information.

If you have any questions and for RSVP, please call Kathleen at 557-9246 or RSVP to konahikingclub@gmail.com

Puako Boat Ramp north to Spencer Beach Park-March 17, 2018-RSVP for shuttle

The Kona Hiking Club will hike part of the Ala Kahakai Trail along the coast from Puako Boat Ramp north to Spencer Beach Park on Saturday, March 17.

The hike will be approximately 4 miles in length one way. Although the hike is considered moderately easy, we will be hiking at medium to low tide over wet coral/lava and across some exposed red dirt jeep trails. Also, we will be hiking the beaches past many major resorts.

For more information about the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail: http://www.nps.gov/alka/parkmgmt/upload/ALKA_CMP_low-resolution.pdf

Hikers will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the first Spencer Beach parking lot directly ahead as you enter the park. Take the Spencer Beach Park Road off Kawaihae Road.

This will be a one way hike so be prepared to offer to be a shuttle vehicle or to transfer to another shuttle car to get to the Puako trailhead.

Hikers should be prepared for both hot and/or windy conditions. Each person should carry 2 liters of water. Also recommended are sturdy boots, sun protection, lunch, and a hiking stick. For those interested in swimming at Spencer Park or at a beach along the trail remember to bring your swim gear. We will take a break partway through for a swim/snack break.

Participants desiring to carpool from Kailua-Kona may meet at 7:00 a.m. at Lanihau Center, in the vicinity of Daylight Mind, but on south side well away from the businesses. A KHC leader/representative may not be present. Be prepared to offer your own car for carpool if necessary. Carpoolers are encouraged to chip-in for gasoline. For carpool/hike info/RSVP contact Kathleen @ 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 the Konahikingclub.com 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!


  • *RSVP needed for January 1, 2018  Annual New Years Day Potluck/hike at Kaloko Fishpond

Come here to see details on update information, including RSVP requests and other important notices.  RSVP to: konahikingclub@gmail.com

  • Sunday, January 1, 2018  Annual New Years Day Potluck/hike at NELHA-RSVP NEEDED
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 Pu`uhonua O’Honaunau-Keei Beach RSVP NEEDED
  • Saturday, February 17. 2018 Captain Cook Monument RSVP NEEDED
  • Saturday, March 17,  Puako to Spencer Beach Park RSVP NEEDED
  • Saturday, April 21, Honuaula Forest Reserve
  • Saturday, May 19, To be determined
  • Saturday, June 16, Mauna Loa-Red Hill Trail
  • Saturday, July 21, Ha`ao Springs RSVP NEEDED
  • Saturday, August 18, Pu’u Wa’awa’a
  • Saturday, September 15, Pu`u O’o Horse & Foot Trail
  • Saturday, October 20, TNC Kiholo Service Project/hike RSVP NEEDED
  • Saturday, November 17, Koai`a Tree Sanctuary
  • Saturday, December 15, The Great Crack RSVP NEEDED
  • Sunday, January 1, 2019  Annual New Years Day Potluck/hike at Kaloko Fishpond-RSVP NEEDED


  • *RSVP  by October 20, 2018 required for October 20 2018 Service project/hike.  Space is not limited but need count for the Nature Conservancy project manager.
  • RSVP by clicking on “click here to contact us” under CONTACT US at bottom left of this page or send email to konahikingclub@gmail.com