Kalopa State Recreation Area


  • Kalopa State Recreation Area captivates visitors with its diverse collection of native and exotic plants, creating a haven for plant enthusiasts amidst lush trails.
  • A paradise for birdwatchers, Kalopa is home to a variety of native and migratory bird species, offering a delightful symphony of colorful plumage and enchanting calls.
  • Explore the recreation area's serene trails, suitable for all levels of hikers. From leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, Kalopa provides a peaceful escape into the heart of Hawaii's natural landscape.

Greetings, nature enthusiasts! Welcome to the tranquil haven of Kalopa State Recreation Area, a hidden gem nestled on the verdant slopes of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. If you're yearning for a retreat into the heart of nature, away from the sandy shores, this lush recreational area is your ticket to a different kind of Hawaiian adventure.

Botanical Wonderland

Kalopa is a paradise for plant lovers, featuring a diverse collection of native and exotic flora. Wander through the well-maintained trails surrounded by towering trees, vibrant flowers, and the soothing sounds of nature.

Birdwatcher's Paradise

Birdwatching enthusiasts, rejoice! Kalopa is a haven for avian admirers, with a plethora of native and migratory bird species filling the air with their melodies. Don't forget your binoculars – the colorful plumage and unique calls are a feast for the senses.

Tranquil Trails

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the network of scenic trails that wind through the recreation area. From leisurely strolls to more challenging hikes, Kalopa offers a range of options for every level of adventurer, providing a serene escape into the island's interior.

Embrace the peaceful ambiance of Kalopa State Recreation Area, where the vibrant greenery, harmonious bird symphonies, and invigorating trails invite you to experience Hawaii beyond the beaches. Mahalo for joining us on this journey into the heart of the island's natural beauty!

Kalopa Road
Honokaa, HI 96727
(808) 775-8852


Camping (permit required)



ADA Accessible



Picnic Tables


Trash Cans


Entrance Fee : None