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Poipu in Kauai County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Hapa Road

Kōloa Heritage Trail — Ka Ala Hele Waiwai Ho‘olina o Kōloa

 

—Preserving the Heritage of Po‘ipū & Kōloa —

 
Hapa Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2008
1. Hapa Road Marker
Inscription. Lava rock walls near Hapa Road signify Hawaiian habitation ca. 1200 A.D., while the road dates to the late 1880s. Nearby tracks once held trains hauling cane to Kōloa Plantation for milling. Hapa Road served as a supply and emergency evacuation route during World War II, and at various times a foot and bicycle path.
 
Erected by Po‘ipū Beach Foundation. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 21° 52.7′ N, 159° 27.45′ W. Marker is in Poipu, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Poipu Road east of the Poipu Road traffic circle, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2222 Poipu Road, Koloa HI 96756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pā‘ū a Laka (Moir Gardens) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kihāhouna Heiau (approx. 0.3 miles away); Po‘ipū Beach Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hanaka‘ape Bay & Kōloa Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away); Keoneloa Bay (approx. 1.1
South End of Hopa Road image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2008
2. South End of Hopa Road
The sign on the metal pole reads “Historic Hapa Road, est. 1891. ...this way to Koloa. A Koloa Community Association and County of Kauai project, dedicated to Dot Tao. A 1998 project.”
miles away); Sacred Fishing Grounds (approx. 1.1 miles away); Prince Kūhiō Birthplace & Park (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Poipu.
 
More about this marker. Today Hopa Road is a bicycle and hiking path from Poipu to Koloa Old Town.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. It is the first of the Kōloa Heritage Trail markers, and has a link to a list of all Kōloa Heritage Trail markers.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
North End of Hapa Road (looking south) image. Click for full size.
July 25, 2008
3. North End of Hapa Road (looking south)
The sign on the metal pole reads “Historic Hapa Road, est. 1891. ...this way to Poipu. A Koloa Community Association and County of Kauai project, dedicated to Dot Tao. A 1998 project.” The north end of Hapa Road is located in Koloa where it intersects Weliweli Road (N 21.9017, W 159.4596).
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on . This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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