(Ka Lae)South Point Road

Nā‘ālehu, Hawaii (Hawaii County)

Last Updated: 01/16/2019
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Highlight: (Ka Lae)South Point Road
(Ka Lae)South Point Road is a short offroad trail that travels to the southernmost point in the US, on Hawaii's southernmost (and largest) island. The southern tip of "the big island" (Island of Hawai'i) has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. It has been reported that this is where the Polynesians originally came ashore between 400AD and 750 AD. The scenic landscape includes grassy plains, large windmills, cliffs with divers, a historical lighthouse and beautiful beaches.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
South Point Road splits at this point. Follow the road to the west to continue to the southernmost point in the US. Follow the road to the right to get to the green sands beach. The road continues to be paved for the next half mile. It is somewhat narrow and you will have to move over to the edge with oncoming traffic.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Kailua-Kona

From Kailua-Kona, travel approximately 57 miles on HI-11. Turn right/south on South Point Road between mile markers 69 and 70. South Point Road will split. This is the trailhead.



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James and Mimi Nicholson

Mapping Crew - Nevada

We are James and Mimi Nicholson, married for 19 years, living in Nevada. We are not new to Off-roading; having owned Jeeps for 18 years. We started with a 1979 CJ-5. Other 4 wheel vehicles owned include CJ-7, Cherokees, Grand Cherokee and a Liberty. We like to overland, camp, whitewater raft and kayak. We have been off-roading in Oregon, Washington, Georgia, South Carolina, California, Arizona, Utah, Louisiana, Texas and Nevada Our focus while off-roading is safety, treading lightly and simply enjoying the outdoors with friends and family. Our current rig: 2015 Jeep Wrangler JKU Tank Rubicon. AEV 3.5" lift with 315/75/16 GY Duratracs with level 8 Tracker wheels. C gussets, control arm skids, ACE rock sliders, Engo 10,000 winch, OR-Fab tire/can carrier. M.O.R.E. skid plate, Gobi stealth roof rack. S-pod. ARB OBA. Adams front and rear drive shafts.
For individual use only, not to be shared.