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Hiki Ola's Interpretive Trail

We are creating an Interpretive Trail in order to educate the community about Kealakekua's native Hawaiian forests. 

Below you can see the work that has been done thus far by community members.

Mahalo to West Hawaiʻi Excavation for cutting our trail!

Machine cut the trail in January 2021.

Our first volunteer group moving the gravel to cover the trail.

This group came on February 11, 2021 and worked hard to get the gravel set in place.

The first volunteer group, organized by Bria Hendrickson. February 11, 2021

Beautiful work!

Volunteer group made up of some makua and haumāna from ʻEhunuikaimalino and some missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. March 6, 2021

The keiki worked hard too!

He hana nui! It's hard work!

This group came on March 6, 2021. They finished laying the gravel and planted ʻiliahi, koa and ʻaʻaliʻi.

Clearing the kikuyu grass away from the naio.

ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia. No task is too big when done by many.

October 2021: Assembling the new benches for people to enjoy the beauty.

We were blessed with a lot of rain for the first 3/4 of 2021. Here is Mr. Mahi helping by cutting back all the grass that took over the trail in a few months.

Our benches create a great ma uka atmosphere of relaxation.