Located 30 minutes from Hāna, KĪPAHULU is an ISOLATED COMMUNITY predominately POPULATED BY NATIVE HAWAIIANS who continue to share the traditions of their forefathers.
To hear their stories, take a HIKE through the Kīpahulu area of HALEAKALĀ NATIONAL PARK. Native Hawaiian guides will tell tales of old Hawai‘i, and stop at treasured CULTURAL SITES like KAPAHU LIVING FARM , where traditional TARO PATCHES have been restored to active production. The hike is operated by KĪPAHULU ‘OHANA, a nonprofi t organization that helps sustain the community’s lifestyle and provides work opportunities for residents.
At press time, educational programs and hike tours have been temporarily suspended, due to COVID protocols. For updated information, call 808-248-8673 or kipahulu.org. PHO TO: D AWN M. T OLL; L OCA TION: MA UI TROPICAL PL ANT ATION AND C OUNTR Y S TORE TOUR A PLANTATION 31 A L ITTL E B IT O F