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Waikoloa Village in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Ancient Foot Trail

Travelers

 
 
Ancient Foot Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2017
1. Ancient Foot Trail Marker
Inscription. Much of the Ala Loa trail was built over an ancient foot trail which can still be seen here as it meanders beside the new trail. The section of the trail on the Kaniku lava flow remains intact and will be preserved. The trail was probably used mostly by commoners, for it passes just inland of the border of the royal sanctuary of 'Anaeho'omalu.
There is a tradition that the "night marchers," processions of spirits of the dead, pass on these ancient trails during certain nights of the year. Anyone who happens to block their way, or does not address them with the utmost humility, will be found dead on the spot.
 
Location. 19° 55.353′ N, 155° 52.566′ W. Marker is in Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is at the intersection of Waikoloa Beach Drive and Maintenance Road, on the right when traveling west on Waikoloa Beach Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 69 550 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa HI 96738, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Waikoloa Petroglyph Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kamehameha III (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kamehameha I (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kamehameha II (approx.
Ancient Foot Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2017
2. Ancient Foot Trail Marker
The trail visible in this photo is not the Ala Loa trail.
0.6 miles away); Kamehameha IV (approx. 0.6 miles away); Kamehameha V (approx. 0.6 miles away); William Charles Lunalilo (approx. 0.6 miles away); Queen Kalama (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waikoloa Village.
 
Also see . . .  Ala Kahakai Trail by the Sea - Explore the Big Island. Ala loa is the Hawaiian term for a long coastal trail around an island. Kahakai means shoreline. Ala Kahakai is the name originally given to the section of the ala loa trail from 'Upolu Point to Kailua, then later used as the name for the entire 175 mile National Historic Trail. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Ala Loa trail image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 28, 2017
3. Ala Loa trail
Very faint
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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