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"It is said if a woman goes to Kauleonanahoa with offerings and spends the night she will return home pregnant." 

Such is the inscription on the interpretive sign at the site of Kauleonanahoa, which translates to 'the penis of Nanahoa'.

The Phallic Rock represents one of the best examples of phallic or fertility rocks present throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Set with the Pala'au State Park area of Molokai down a .1 mile trail, the phallic rock has been the destination of women looking to set down an offering of a lei in exchange for fertility. The rock itself has been carved and shaped little by little over the years to emphasize the visuals. While the trail is surrounded by ironwood trees planted during the 1940's, before that time, the stone would have been visible from much of the island.

Additionally, there are 24 petroglyphs on the boulders around the Phallic Rock. 

Overall, the walk is easy, with only a slight uphill incline and a few areas of roots and rocks on the hardpacked dirt path. 

A bathroom is located at the parking area. The Phallic Rock path also shares a trailhead with the walk to Kalaupapa Overlook.

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Easy hike. Hawaiian petroglyphs.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Historically significant
Geologically significant
Family friendly
Vault toilet



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