Fodor's Expert Review Spalding Monument

Kapaa and Wailua Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The Colonel Zephaniah Spalding monument commemorates the Civil War veteran who purchased this splendid property overlooking an area from Anahola to Kapaa in 1876 and soon established what became the Kealia Sugar Plantation. Turn onto Kealia Road just after mile marker 10 for an off-the-beaten-track scenic detour. Immediately on your right are a small post office and a food truck and, on your left, rodeo grounds often in use on summer weekends. The road ascends, and 2½ miles later you'll reach a grassy area with the concrete remains of a onetime monument. It's a nice spot to picnic or to simply gaze at the nearby grazing horses. If you're an early riser, this is a great spot to watch the sun rise; if not, check the local newspaper for the next full moon and bring a bottle of wine. It's possible to continue on for another very bumpy 2 miles, where you'll reconnect with Highway 56 near the town of Anahola, but your bike or car will not thank you for it. You're better off doubling back.

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Kealia Rd.
Kapaa, Hawaii  96746, USA

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