The One Hidden Park In Hawaii That Is A True Undiscovered Destination

The Hawaiian Islands are home to countless incredible parks, panoramic views, and historic sites, but what if we were to tell you that there is a hidden destination that combines all three of these attractions in one? Nestled in the mountains above some of Oahu’s best north shore surfing spots, far away from the crowds, is the often overlooked Pu’u O Mahuka Heiau State Historic Site, a true undiscovered Hawaiian destination.

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The site can be reached by turning onto Pupukea Homestead Road from Kamehameha Highway and slowly driving up the hillside via a series of short switchbacks. The park is open to the public (free of charge) daily from 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

To be honest, I’ve only heard of this place a few times – and it wasn’t until a few months ago that I ever visited – and its neighbor, Waimea Bay, is easily one of my favorite spots on the island? Tell us, what Hawaiian destinations have you just discovered despite living here for years?