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The walking and jogging route near Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu showcases the beauty and history of the area where the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star luxury resort is situated.
There's a 2.4-mile shoreline trail that starts at the Hualalai Sports Club. Head toward the ocean behind Hoku Theatre, along the path between King's Pond and 'ULU Ocean Grill. As you head south on the trail, you will pass Waiakauhi Pond, an ancient Hawaiian fishpond, and a rugged lava point created more than 200 years ago by Hualalai Volcano. Continue on, past the picturesque 17th hole of the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and a canoe house that overlooks Uluweuweu Bay and its white-sand beach. This is your turnaround point to complete the 2.4-mile loop.
If you want a slightly longer run, proceed through the Shoreline Public Access parking area and head toward the mountain up the lower slopes of Hualalai. When you reach the Greeter Station, head back toward the resort for this tougher 3.4-mile run.
And if you're in the mood for something even more challenging, continue on the 3.4-mile route, but before you start descending Hualalai, go right on to Ka'upulehu Drive. Look out for goats — for real; you'll notice them in the fields. Head toward the Pacific Ocean and through the Hualalai neighborhoods. You will pass Kaimupulehu Drive and reach Haliipua Place. Keep going and follow signs until you reach Ka'upulehu Drive, which leads you back to the Hualalai Sports Club — and the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa, where you can relax after that 4.8-mile run.