Hike through History to Kapahu Living Farm and Waimoku Falls
Join a Native Hawaiian guide from the Kipahulu Ohana on a daily hike through history in the Kipahulu area of Haleakala National Park, visiting sites representing several eras of history, arriving at the inspiring beauty of Kapahu Living Farm, where traditional lo'i kalo (taro patches) have been restored to active production with taro and other culturally important plants. Then continue up through the start of a bamboo forest, connecting with Pipiwai Trail and return on the other side of 'Ohe'o Gulch.
Features of the tour include:
- Ancient habitation areas where stone walls and house sites are visible
- 'Ohe'o Bridge with scenic view above the famous Pools of 'Ohe'o
- Historic Kanalulu House built in '20s
- Scenic overlook to stunning 180-ft Makahiku Falls
- Features from the sugar era
- Kapahu Living Farm, ancient taro farm restored to active production
- Food sampling of traditional Hawaiian crops grown at the farm
- Pipiwai Trail thru bamboo forest to 400-ft Waimoku Falls
- Ethnobotanical sharing about culturally important plants
The Kipahulu Ohana operates this exclusive interpretive program through a cooperative agreement with Haleakala National Park, and was recognized in 2005 by the Hawaii Tourism Authority's "Keep It Hawaii" Kahili Awards for "authentic portrayal of the Hawaiian culture."
Kipahulu 'Ohana is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all hike proceeds directly support cultural and environmental restoration and education projects.
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Categories: Outdoor or Beach Event, Non-Profit Community Event, Environmental Event, Cultural / Ethnic
Contact: Scott Crawford