Kamehameha Rock

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According to legend, Kamehameha carried this rock uphill from the beach to demonstrate his prodigious strength. Much later, when a road crew attempted to move it to a different location, the rock stubbornly fell off the wagon – a sign that it wanted to stay put. Not wanting to upset Kamehameha's mana (spiritual essence), the workers left it in place. Don't blink or you'll miss it, sitting on the inland roadside about 2 miles east of Kapaʻau, on a curve just past a small bridge. Also keep your eyes peeled for the facade of the Tong Building , a colorful old Chinese hall secluded in the trees above the rock.