|Pu`u O Mahuka heiau is
an ancient religious site. This is not one of the typical Tourists
spots and is mostly an overlooked hidden treasure of Hawaii. Here you
can learn a little about Hawaiian history as while as take in a short
stroll to breathtaking views of the North Shore of O`ahu and Waimea
Pu`u o Mahuka heiau
has a commanding view of Waimea Valley and the northern coastline of
Oahu. The picture below shows Waimea Bay Beach park and Kamehameha
down on Waimea Bay, Photo
travel to North Shore. Once in North Shore take Kamehameha Highway (Highway 83) to Pupukea
Homestead Road (Highway 835). It is the road across from the Pupukea
fire station and there is a Foodland supermarket on the street. Travel
up this street until you make a hairpin curve, the next street on your
right leads to Pu'u O Mahuka heiau.
below shows lower Waimea Valley Park, 5.7 acres, and Kamehameha highway.
Hawaiians used this spot as a scared place of worship. It is still
revered to this day. Many people still leave offerings.
Pu'u o Mahuka is the largest heiau
(religious site or temple) on O'ahu, covering almost two acres. The name
is translated as "hill of escape", and it is a little-visited site of
remarkable peace and seclusion.
PU'U O MAHUKA HEIAU
Has been designated a
Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935,
this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating
the history of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 1965