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About Kauhola Point on Kohala & North Island, Hawaii

Kauhola Point is a beautiful spot with an open space and grand views. It’s located in a hidden peninsula at the north end of the Big Island Unfortunately the dirt road to the point is very rough and rutted in places and can have deep mud puddles after rains. We suggest only going there with a 4WD vehicle like a Jeep Wrangler to avoid getting stuck or damaging your car.

If you can get there, you’ll see concrete footings left over from the former Kauhola Point Lighthouse. It was replaced with a tall tower and an electronic light years ago. Still the setting is gorgeous here with open spaces along the point perimeter. The steep bluffs are eroding and huge boulders take the surf’s pounding below.

It’s possible to get down to the water from a steep double track trail on the west side of the point near the end of it. Driving or walking to the east side of the point you’ll discover old cars and equipment left over from the sugar mill days.

Views from Kauhola Point include Keawaeli Bay, the northern Big Island shoreline, and Haleakala Volcano on Maui. More 4×4 trails extend all around the point so if you have a good rig for exploring, have at it.

To get to Kauhola Point, turn onto Pratt Road and when it connects to Old Kohala Mill Road turn right and head northward through dense forest to where it opens up at the end of the road.

Pratt Rd & Old Kohala Mill Rd
Kapaau, HI 96755
Other Names
Keawaeli Bay
Pet Details
Dogs allowed off leash
Free access and parking
Photography, Hiking
Lighthouse Site, Viewpoint, 4x4 Roads
9:34 am, June 18, 2024
temperature icon 80°F
L: 74° H: 80°
Feels like 83.55 °F few clouds
Wind gusts: 8 m/s
UV Index: 5.95
Precipitation: 0.01 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:43 am
Sunset: 7:05 pm
Humidity 74 %
Pressure1019 mb
Wind 8 m/s

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