For an adventurous day and a trip to a side of Maui many don’t venture to, visit Dragon’s Teeth located in Kapalua on Maui’s West Side. These amazing lava formations were created when the molten lava flowed towards the ocean only to be met with the powerful winds from the sea and the powerful waves resulting in lava rock shaped by the forces of nature.
Today, visitors can walk along the “dragon’s teeth” and feel transported to another time while the feel the strength of Mother Nature. To get to Dragon’s Teeth, turn off Honoapi`ilani Highway onto Office Road. There will be a rather small parking lot on the right side of the road where you can park and walk to the edge of land, to the Dragon’s Teeth. An ancient Hawaiian burial ground also lies within this area marked with a plaque.
This burial ground, known as Honokahua, is home to over 1,000 iwi (burial remains) dating back to around 610 AD. Visitors are urged not to enter the area and pay extreme to respect to the burial areas.
Although there is the small, free parking lot there are no other amenities such as a restroom or water fountain so plan ahead of your visit to the area. Shoes are recommended as the ground is uneven, hard, and has some sharp points.