Expansive Kokeʻe (ko-keh-eh) State Park is a playground for ecotourism. It's home to inspirational views, as well as some of the island’s most precious ecosystems. Botanists will revel in the variety of endemic species, while birders will have their binoculars full. Hikers enjoy some reprieve from the sun as they tackle a variety of trails for all skill levels.
The rainy season lasts from October through May, although you might need a waterproof layer at any time of year. The park's elevation (2000 to 4000ft above sea level) necessitates some light insulation – bring a fleece jacket, or a heavier one if you are camping in winter, when temperatures can dip below 40ºF (4ºC). Although one of the park’s charms are its bumpy 4WD roads, the state has paved the main road from beginning to end.