Top things to do in Kokeʻe State Park

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Eo e Emalani I Alakaʻi

A one-day outdoor dance festival at the Kokeʻe Museum in early October, commemorating Queen Emma’s 1871 journey to Alakaʻi Swamp. The festival includes a royal procession, hula dancing, live music and more.
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Kalalau Lookout

At Mile 18, the Kalalau Lookout stands up to the ocean, sun and winds with brave, severe beauty. Hope for a clear day for views of Kalalau Valley, but know that even on a rainy day, the clouds could quickly blow awa…
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Kokeʻe Museum

Inside this two-room museum you'll find detailed topographical maps, exhibits on flora and fauna, and local historical photographs. It also has botanical sketches of endemic plants and taxidermic representations of …
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Puʻu o Kila Lookout

The paved park road (subject to periodic closures) heads a mile beyond the Kalalau Lookout before it dead-ends at a parking lot. The views of Kalalau Valley are similarly spectacular to those at Kalalau Lookout, but…
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Awa‘awapuhi Lookout

The end of the Awaʻawapuhi Trail in Kokeʻe State Park affords incredible, hard-earned views from atop the island's famous Na Pali cliffs.
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Pihea Lookout

A mile along the Pihea Trail from the Puʻu o Kila Lookout, this high-arching lookout provides great views down across the valleys. It sits at 4284ft. Because it's so close to the road, the trail can get crowded; con…
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Banana Poka Round-Up

This unique festival strips Kokeʻe of an invasive pest from South America, the banana poka vine, then weaves baskets from it. Come for live music, a rooster-crowing contest and the 'Pedal to the Meadow' bicycle race…
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Lolo Vista Point

Amazing viewpoint at the end of the Nuʻalolo Trail.
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Kokeʻe Lodge

This summer camp-style restaurant's strong point is convenience. And that goes a long way in Kokeʻe, where you’re a 30-minute drive from any other dining options. Pancakes, salads, sandwiches, burgers and booze are …
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Kilohana Lookout

Peer over the cliffs down onto the Na Pali Coast from this lookout deep inside Kokeʻe State Park. The viewpoint is accessed near the top of Kilohana at 4030ft at the end of the Alakaʻi Swamp Trail.