Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): Lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Road, Kula Maui HI 96790

Lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Road, Kula Maui HI 96790

Lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Road, Kula Maui HI 96790

When you drive up or down Kamehameiki Road in Kula Maui you'll see these beautiful old rock walls along the roadside.  Volcanic lava rock is plentiful in these parts and the early inhabitants had to clear the land of loose rocks to make way for fruit trees and pastures, so they piled them up into walls around the perimeter.  There's no mortar holding them together, but the rough nature of the surfaces helps them to grip into place.

lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Rd. Kula Maui HI

 A lot of lava rocks are porous and relatively lighter than other rocks, making it somewhat easier to build than say, granite or blue rock.  Nasturtiums like to grow wild and ramble over top, adding a splash of vibrant color.

lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Rd. Kula Maui HI

These walls have really stood the test of time.  Some people say it's wrong to remove rocks from walls, and especially bad luck to remove them from Hawaii.  What do you think?

lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Rd. Kula Maui HI

Many small farms still exist on Kamehameiki Rd. and it's a pleasure to see the variety of crops being grown.  980 Kamehameiki Rd. is a 4 acre property for sale with plenty of these old mossy rock walls throughout.  Originally it was part of a 16 acre homestead that was subdivided into 4 parcels.  You can tell that those early families really loved the land and took care of it, creating terraces for their gardens and orchards.  

 lava rock walls on Kamehameiki Rd. Kula Maui HI

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Kamehemeiki Rd. Kula Maui HI - rock wall with flowers

Comment balloon 5 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • May 26 2014 03:47PM


I never tire of the sights on Maui. When you think you've seen everything, you haven't...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 5 years ago

Hi Georgie,

Great pictures of lava rocks and I adore Nasturtiums. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Georgie...those are really some stunning photos. I do need a trip out your way soon!

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 5 years ago

Georgie-The plants just seem to burst from the rocks. The flowering plants are just so colorful, makes everything seem brighter.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 5 years ago

I planted nasturtium seeds in my garden and this year only got green leaves before they disappeared totally - wonder if it was rabbits...............

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 5 years ago

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