The Kalopa State Recreation Area is located along the scenic Hamakua Coast on the northeast shore of the Big Island about 5 miles southeast of the town of Honokaa. Encompassing more than 100 acres about 2,000 feet above sea level, the park provides great hiking opportunities including a trek through a native rainforest.
The Kalopa Nature Trail is a .7-mile loop trail through the heart of the forest which includes old growth koa and ohia lehua trees as well as an understory of ferns and smaller native flora. Plan for about one hour to enjoy this lovely trail at a leisurely pace.
The Kalopa State Recreation Area is located about 40 miles (64 km) north of Hilo off the Mamalahoa Hwy. (Hwy. 19) between Mile Markers 39 and 40. The Recreation Area is just one of many attractions along the scenic Hamakua Heritage Corridor Drive from Hilo to Waipio Valley.