In downtown Hana, across from the Travassa Resort, off of town portion of Hana Highway, through pasture lands to a hill in the distance stands the monument known as "Fagan's Cross". Constructed of lava stones, the huge stone cross is a memorial to Paul Fagan, the founder of the Hotel Hana Maui (now called Travassa Hana). The cross sits on the Puu O Kahaula hill, giving a stunning view of Hana and the ocean.
This mild to moderate 1.5 mile round trip, 1 hour walking time, 500 foot elevation hike offers breathtaking views of the scenery of Hana. If you decide to hike, we recommend sturdy shoes, water and snacks, and rain gear, depending on weather conditions. If you are bringing a picnic lunch or snacks, make sure your containers are ant-proof, and make sure to bring back any waste to be disposed of properly at the resort. This walk goes through private pasture lands so be aware of livestock and cattle grates across the roadway between pastures. Proceed at your own risk, you may have to dodge the occasional cow patty!
The path begins at the corner of the Travassa Hana Resorts guest parking lot across the street from the resort entrance. A small wooden gate marks the entrance that is in the uphill corner of the parking lot on the left. Be sure to close the gate after you enter as there may be cattle in the fields you are crossing!
Of course the most comfortable way to take in the view is on one of our tours!