Island Living

Finding dog-friendly places can be tough, so we have done the work for you and rounded up some of our favorite places on the Big Island to bring your dog!

  • Central Bark Dog Park

    This dog park opened in 2018 near the town of Holualoa and is a great place for dogs to have some fun and get some exercise! There are two separate playing areas, one for large dogs and one for smaller dogs under 25 pounds.

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  • Dog Beach at Honokohau Harbor

    The beach at Honokohau Harbor is often referred to as dog beach, because it is one of the only beaches where dogs are allowed (on a leash of course!).

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  • Makaula ‘O’oma

    Birdwatchers, hikers, and mountain bikers alike all love visiting the two loop trails at Makaula ‘O’oma. 3,000 feet up on Hualalai Mountain, you will hike through a forest reserve and cloud forest. The lush green landscape of these trails are unlike what you might expect to find on Big Island’s west side but is perfect for when you need a quick change of scenery. Both trails are shorter, 1 mile and 2.3 mile total. To get to the trailhead drive to the end of Makahi Street off of Kaloko Drive.

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  • Pu’u Wa’awa’a Trail

    This 8-mile round trip goes to the top of an ancient cinder cone and is great cool-weather hike to do with your furry friend! Enjoy hiking through ohia forests and working ranch land on your way up the cinder cone.

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  • Walua Trail

    This 3-mile long paved path is a running, biking, and walking trail located off of Lako Street in Kailua-Kona. It is easy to access and relatively flat the whole length of the trail with some ocean and mountain views along the way. After about one mile the path joins Walua Road, so be careful of neighborhood traffic. This path is pet-friendly and a popular place for residents to walk their dogs!

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