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Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Monument

Pupukea Road, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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  • Excellent38%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
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“waimea bay” (15 reviews)
“sacred place” (7 reviews)
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Pupukea Road, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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"waimea bay"
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"sacred place"
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"human sacrifice"
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"a small parking lot"
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"ruins"
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"gods"
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"stone"
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"trail"
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"photos"
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"vista"
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"culture"
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a historical site with explanatory interpretative signage. There is a relatively flat, easy 1/2 mile trail that offers a tremendous view of Waimea Beach and Valley.

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

This place was pretty much deserted when we visited this past July. The view was spectacular and we got some great Pano shots of the vista. We were here with a tour guide which was nice because this location has a lot of special meaning...More

Thank nikolaik
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

An easy slow drive up the Waimea Valley and then an easy walk around some maintained hiking trails is a great break from all the usual sand and surf down below. From up here, you can understand the reverence that the native Hawaiians have for...More

Thank Ray Q
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

I want to follow up on my review of April 2017. Some other reviewers who visited after April 2017 have mentioned going through a gate and driving for a while afterward before coming to a parking area. When we visited, this gate was padlocked shut,...More

Thank UrbanManUSA
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

There is still a considerable amount of driving to do once you reach the gate. We didn't have any difficulty with our standard car (not 4 wheel drive). There is a parking lot at the end. We missed the opportunity to take in the view...More

Thank bobndee24
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Reviewed May 15, 2017

We came upon this very unique place as our friends took us around the island. This is one of those spots that I probably would have missed entirely if we had not had friends showing us around. The ruins at the site put me in...More

Thank haynes9
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The decent access road is now closed. The alternate route (takes you nearby a small airport) MUST BE AVOIDED! The road nearly killed our rental car. Massive ruts and potholes. Do not waste your time.

Thank UrbanManUSA
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

The drive up is easy and there is a small parking lot at the top. The heiau itself is quite large, and fairly well preserved. There is a track that takes you around the site that isn't too strenuous and pretty quick to walk. Be...More

Thank Emma W
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Reviewed February 18, 2017

This site was a nice surprise. We drove down a lane to eventually come to a small parking lot. My husband and I had the whole site to ourselves, which we love. It's on top of a bluff so the view of the bay is...More

Thank Poster11
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Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We were headed to sit on Waimea beach when a local asked if we had been to the top of the overlook that was behind where we were standing. He gave us directions and off we set. The drive was exciting within itself, hairpin turns,...More

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