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Waikoloa Village Post Office Hiking Trail

Where: Access trail from mauka side of Pua Melia Street (just past the Waikoloa Village Post Office).  Nearest cross street is Waikoloa Road.  Waikoloa, HI 96738

 

This is the Post Office trailhead.  Enter through the large boulders, but watch out for broken glass!

This is the Post Office trailhead. Enter through the large boulders, but watch out for broken glass!

 This trail runs perpendicular to the Cinder Cone trail and eventually intercepts it.  From Hawaii Belt Road, Route 190 (Mamalahoa Hwy.) (from Waimea or Kona), head makai on Waikoloa Road, and turn south on Pua Melia Street as if you are going to the Waikoloa Village Post Office.  Just past the post office you will see power lines on the opposite (mauka) side of the road, and then right after that you will see a “driveway to nowhere” and group of large boulders (to prevent people from driving on the trail).  Park somewhere along the roadway and access the trail through the boulders.  You will notice debris, broken vehicle signals, but it clears up in a moment while you head up a slight hill to a car graveyard on your left side.  You’ll reach a fork in the trail to turn left or right.  We typically turn RIGHT, and it will wind around for a couple miles through some very scenic areas including some native Wiliwili trees.  These trails are always great for mountain biking.

Frequently spotted: goat bones (fresh and old), live goats (rarely), native Wiliwili trees. Conditions: Mostly flat, gradual sloping, sandy, rocky, dry terrain, no shade.   It’s at a little bit lower elevation, so it tends to be warm.   Advise going in early morning or late afternoon.

Frequent rain brings tall lush grass, fantastic for dog romps (May 22, 2014)!

Frequent rain brings tall lush grass, fantastic for dog romps (May 22, 2014)!

Here's the car graveyard just before the trail "T" intersection.

Here’s the car graveyard just before the trail “T” intersection.

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