Kamehameha Stone

The Kamehameha Stone

David Kawika Parker

Today, on the mauka side of Highway 270 [aka.  Akoni Pule Hwy] two miles East of Kapaʻau  in the District of North Kohala can be seen a large stone with a State of Hawaii Visitors Bureau marker naming it the Kamehameha Stone. The story comes down through the centuries that late one evening after the young Kamehameha was through swimming at Kapanai’a Beach, he was chilled and decided to carry that stone and run up the hill to warm his body. He left that stone just where it is found today.