Welcome to Kahuku Unit


Kahuku is part of Hawaiʻi's largest traditional ahupuaʻa (land division). Sacred bird catchers once scoured the upper forests to make the yellow and red ʻahu ʻula (royal feather cloaks) while the lowlands were important farming grounds. It was also the epicenter for Hawaiʻi's ranching heritage, which haphazardly started with King Kamehameha I, and was formalized under Captain Robert Brown. It continued through several owners (and their neighbors) until the National Park Service finally took over.

Today, the Kahuku Unit remains a largely wild, undeveloped and under-visited playground for history buffs and nature lovers.


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