Pala‘au State Park


Soak in the views over the Kalaupapa Peninsula, listen to winds rustle through groves of ironwood and eucalyptus trees and witness sacred rocks that represent human genitals. This misty state park is at the end of Hwy 470, near the Kalaupapa trailhead. It's good for a picnic, some photos and possibly to increase your chances of falling pregnant.

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