As I’ve come to the final stages of reviewing photos from our trip to Hawai’i I find my curiosity piqued more than ever about the history of the island and the significance of various places we visited. This was our second time hiking the “King’s Highway” on the south west side of Maui. It’s confusing though because the Pi’ilani Highway is also called the “King’s Road”. I imagine they are connected — they’re on the same side of the island and the King’s Highway is said to be over a hundred miles long.
This part that we walked starts with a path along the beach and then abruptly transforms into a path along rugged coastline with lava fields in all directions other than the sea. Parts of it are still owned by Ulupalakua Ranch (the same owners of Maui Wine). It may or may not be related to that fact that we encountered a family of goats as we hiked.
The beaches along King’s Highway are rather diverse — some are comprised of jagged lava, some are covered in mostly pure white coral that has washed up to shore, and some are covered in gorgeous, smooth round black rocks.
*all photos taken by us