Join us for a huaka‘i in the Waikoloa Forest Preserve where you can learn about Waikōloa and the unique lowland dry forest that we are working to restore. On these guided hikes across the lava, you’ll see ancient wiliwili trees, sweeping views of Kohala, and kīpuka that have been revegetated with many native species by volunteers and WDFI staff. We offer sunset tours on the first Friday of each month. These tours begin at 5pm (4:30pm November-January) at our front gate and conclude with sunset viewing and refreshments at our Hana Hou Hale open-air pavilion. Tours will include walking over uneven terrain in exposed areas. The weather can be hot, dry, and occasionally very windy or rainy. Please arrive prepared by wearing sturdy close-toed shoes, wearing sun protection, and bringing a refillable water bottle. Donations are encouraged.
From Māmalahoa Highway/Highway 190: Turn onto Waikoloa Road and travel down the hill toward Waikoloa Village. Continue on Waikoloa Road for 7.2 miles through the town until the landscaped center median ends. Look for Quarry Road on your left. Turn left onto Quarry Road, stay to the right at each of two forks in the road. You’ll pass a chain-link fence on your right and the road will turn to gravel. Travel down the gravel road for about 1/3 of a mile and park along the side of the road near our front gate.
From Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway/Highway 19: Turn onto Waikoloa road at the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter heliport. Travel up the hill for 4.8 miles and look for Quarry Road on your right just before the first condominium complex in Waikoloa. Turn right onto Quarry Road, stay to the right at each of two forks in the road. You’ll pass a chain-link fence on your right and the road will turn to gravel. Travel down the gravel road for about 1/3 of a mile and park along the side of the road near our front gate.