Looking for an activity that will let you explore the history of Kauai? Look no further than this unique self-guided trail! Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Hooilina o Koloa, or the Koloah Heritage Trail, runs along the Southern Shore of Kauai for 10 miles with 14 designated stops at different sites of historical, cultural and geological interest. You can walk, bike, or drive along this self-guided experience that invites you to learn about a variety of significant sites in Koloa and Poipu.
The first stop is Spouting Horn Park! An iconic spot for photography, Spouting Horn is a natural blowhole that can shoot water up to 50ft in the air. This spot is also a perfect place to watch the sunset or look out for whales. Other sites include historical sites like the Prince Kuhio Birthplace & Park and Kihahouna Heiau, the site of an ancient Hawaiian temple. The Sugar Monument can also be found along the trail which commemorates Hawaii’s first sugar mill, an industry that was the main driving force of Hawaii’s economy in the mid 1800s. The Koloa Heritage Trail is the perfect way to spend a day learning more about Kauai’s history, culture, and geological features!