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

Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone

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

 

—Preserving the Heritage of Po‘ipū & Kōloa —

 
Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2008
1. Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone Marker
Inscription. More than 5 million years ago, a hotspot in the earth spewed lava upward to form the volcanic mountain island of Kaua‘i. Nearby Hā‘upu Ridge and Mountain contain some of the oldest geologic formations. Look for the youngest volcanic cones, such as Pu‘uwananana, within view. Weathered volcanic material produced rich agricultural plains.
 
Erected by Po‘ipū Beach Foundation. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Location. 21° 52.896′ N, 159° 26.94′ W. Marker is near Poipu, Hawaii, in Kauai County. Marker is on Ala Kinolike Highway north of Poipu Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Koloa HI 96756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hapa Road ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Po‘ipū Beach Park ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Kihāhouna Heiau ( approx. ¾ mile away); Keoneloa Bay ( approx. ¾ mile away); Sacred Fishing Grounds ( approx. ¾ mile away); Pā‘ū a Laka (Moir Gardens)
The Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2008
2. The Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone
The circular ridge in the distance is the remains of the edge of the cone. The ground drops down inside the ridge into the caldera. Examine its size by using the map link on this page and then switching to the satellite view. The cone and its caldera is covered in tall scrub and cactus.
( approx. 0.8 miles away); Makawehi & Pā‘ā Dunes ( approx. 0.9 miles away); Hanaka‘ape Bay & Kōloa Landing ( approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poipu.
 
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. Natural FeaturesNatural Resources
 
Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 18, 2008
3. Pu‘uwanawana Volcanic Cone Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,720 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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