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Phallic Rock (Ka Ule o Nanahoa)

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Address: At the end of Kalae Highway 470, at the base of Nananhoa Hill,, Hoolehua, Molokai, HI 96729
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+1 808-984-8109
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Name is an accurate description of this site. The rock formation also has a...

Name is an accurate description of this site. The rock formation also has a myth associated with it.

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A nice walk to an interesting natural feature

The short hike to the rock is quite pleasant, a wooded area with glimpses of the ocean from the top of the cliffs. The rock itself, supposedly sacred to native Hawaiians, is oddly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
pkrissel
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Salem, Oregon

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The short hike to the rock is quite pleasant, a wooded area with glimpses of the ocean from the top of the cliffs. The rock itself, supposedly sacred to native Hawaiians, is oddly unprotected in any way. A couple of signs ask you to respect the place, but you can climb all over this rock. Yes, it is evocative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hike thru the Ironwood to this historic site. I recommend wearing something sturdier than flip flops because the hill is steep and covered with loose needles. Walking down is a little tricky.

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Thank Roy J
Bloomington, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

A small walk through some beautiful woods to the rock. Legend has it there is another one further down, but without a local I would not risk getting lost.

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Thank Laura Lynne T
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

This site is located in the Palaau State Park. The trail is .13 miles from the park sign, with a slight incline and travel over exposed tree roots and rocks. Recommend wearing shoes/hiking boots, even though I walked it in flip-flops. Beautiful area. Enjoy.

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Thank TrishA4
tacoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice shaded path. The rock itself wasn't much to look at, but we combined with the other lookout and the Mac farm tour.

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Thank escapetherock
Tahiti, French Polynesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Phallic Rock (kind of a hoot) is a short walk from the parking place. There is also a panoramic view at the same place and don’t need to pay for the hike or mule ride, unless you like to ride on a mule….

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North Bend, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

An easy walk out to the point where the rock is. Hawaiian legend goes way back in history. Looks like what it's called. Very interesting.

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Thank Scott L
Washington State
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Well, if size matters then Phallic Rock is ready to make a lot of smiles!!!! Unique rock...legend has it if you sleep on the rock, you can count on getting pregnant. Nice little hike to the rock through the pines.

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Thank busconi
Reggio Calabria, Italy
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

If that one in an attraction on Molokai it says a lot about this island. We made a short walk to see this rock and we thought it's a joke...not worth even those 5 min but of u are in Kalaupapa Lookout you can do it just to have a laugh from sth called attraction...

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Fair Oaks, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Unless you have a special interest in this particular rock and the legend, it's not worth the steep and slippery hike. There is no marker explaining the story or why the area is sacred. If you choose to go wear a jacket. It's cool here. A picture in a brochure is just as good as being there.

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Thank Maryann L

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