This really isn't a "to do" but I thought I'd throw it in. I am a cat lover so it was nice to see them around. These cats are well fed if you look at them. None of them are skinny and impoverished. This particular one was laying in the lava rocks! I found it strange! Those rocks are deadly sharp and here's this cat just lounging in the sun lol.
Holoholokai Beach Park isn't really a "beach". As explained in my intro, very few stretches along the coast are actual beaches. These are coastlines. The area has well kept grounds and is nice for an afternoon picnic or walk. There are several table/benches under the trees and beach paths.
Take plenty of pictures during sunset!
This is the reason you've been walking this trail for the last half hour. You'll eventually reach the end and find this! A lava field of petroglyphs. The sign warns to NOT walk or take rubbings from these petros.
Like I had mentioned before, no one really has a solid answer as to why these were created. Speculation comes out in the form of communication. Quite honestly, it may have just been art! No one really knows for sure but whatever it means, it's a simple pleasure that comes free for all to see.
The caves along the trail are worth a look at especially if you need to rest your tootsies! If you opt to use a tour package, the guide may explain certain aspects of these little caves like bug habbitats. Personally, I wouldn't want to waste money using a tour guide in here. Everything is pretty self explanitory.
Some parts of the trail allow for rubbings. Use something that will not tear and ruin the rock while rubbing. The suggested items to use are charcoal, pastels, or magic marker pens on rice paper or some kind of cloth.
DO NOT use paints, dye, or resin.
The hike is approximately 3/4 of a mile or just over 1 kilometer one way. The trail itself is rocky and filled with low brush so be careful. You start off in the begining on the Malama Trail which extends the full distance. It starts off nicely with a paved walkway, then gravel, then lavarock and fine sand. If hate exercise but love history and culture, this may be good for you. It forces you to exercise hehehe, and along the way you'll see many great works and stories in the rocks.
There is no admission to enter the area. Ask any locals about it and they can direct you to the area.