Kalopa State Recreation Area sits in a 100-acre ohia forest at an elevation of 2,000 feet on the Big Island. With an annual average rainfall of 90 inches, Kalopa is a true rain forest.
A .7-mile loop nature trail makes an easy family hike through an old ohia forest. Another trail leads through a forest of eucalyptus trees to Kalopa Gulch in the adjoining forest reserve, where there are more hiking trails and a two-mile bridle path.
The elepaio, a small native bird, is frequently heard making its loud whistle here. Native plants are nurtured in the park's rain forest.
Park facilities include rental cabins and a three-site tent camping area with a cold-water shower and flush toilet.