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Address: Hwy 47, Molokai, HI 96742
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Overlook to Kalaupappa State Park and Phallic Rock

This is a great place to visit if you don't plan on taking a trip down to Kalaupappa State Park...or even if you are as a preview for a trip. The highway ends at the park. There... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
TrishA4
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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467 reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you don't plan on taking a trip down to Kalaupappa State Park...or even if you are as a preview for a trip. The highway ends at the park. There are two paths - go right for the one to the overlook, a short gentle walk to the highest sea cliffs in the... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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125 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This state park is high up in the rather rainy hills of central Moloka'i. From the cliff edge there are jaw dropping views off the cliffs over the Pacific and the Kalaupapa Peninsula. Most of the park is high elevation damp forest. There are a few hiking short trails, one paved that goes to the overlook and another that goes... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Highway 47 on Molokai ends at Palaau State Park. It is high enough to be relatively cool and a short walk provides you with an outstanding view of the Kalaupapa Peninsula. once the home of an infamous leper colony made world famous by Father, now Saint Damien and now part of the National Park Service. Also nearby is the well-known... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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100 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We camped here for three nights, which was great because the area is well kept, bathrooms are clean, and a breeze keeps the place cool at night. The overlook and phallic rock hikes are just down the road, and the trail to Kalaupapa Peninsula is nearby as well.

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Thank Andy K
Clayton, California
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

The park is not real big, but it was definitely worth the trip to the north side of the island. We took two short hikes, one through the forest to the Sacred Rock, and the other to the overlook. The overlook has stunning views of the village below. We were unable to take the hike down, because they restrict the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We took one whole day during our stay on Molokai to explore the west end. Basically everything west of Kaunakakai. This was one of the places we visited. It was nice to get a view of the shore and town where Father Damien lived and worked. The wife wanted to go up to Phallic Rock, but came to her senses... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2013

The ride to Palaau State Park was nice. They have restrooms and would be a great place to picnic. There's a short walk to the Kalaupapa Lookout. There's gorgeous views of Kalaupapa National Historic Park and Peninsula. There's also a short and easy hike to the Phallic Rock. We did the "hike" in our slippers and everyone was else we... More 

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Kaunakakai, Hawaii, United States
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2013

Great place to take family for a picnic. Located upcountry Molokai this place offers a cool, calm retreat and plenty of space for kids to play. Bathrooms always clean and stocked because caretaker lives adjacent to park. Short walk to Kalaupapa Lookout.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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372 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2013

This park has a nice forest-like feel and it is a short walk to the Kalaupapa lookout. From there you can see the old leper colony and the lighthouse. The Phallic Rock is a bit more of a hike, up a steep hill, it is worth it if you want to see some old Hawaiian history.

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Kalaupapa lookout is definitely worth going, especially it's only a few minutes walk from parking. Although once you get to north side of island, temperature seems to drop a few degree, so make sure you bring a light jacket in the car, since its very windy as well In terms of the lookout itself, it is as beautiful as a... More 

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