12/09/2012Location: Puna Coast Trail | Map Fee Information: Free to Friends Members
This month's 6-mile round-trip walk will explore the Puna Coast Trail. Starting at the Pu'u Loa Petroglyph Trail parking area, we will follow the Puna Coast Trail for approximately 3 miles (toward 'Apua Point). We'll cross the 1971 and 1972 lava flows and have lunch overlooking the ocean while watching for whales. Then we'll return via the same trail. This moderately strenuous 6-mile round-trip hike will traverse hardened pahoehoe lava along a windswept, sun-soaked landscape. Hikers should be in good condition, able to do without shade all day in a remote, rugged area. The walk is free to Friends members (though non-members are welcome to join the non-profit Friends group in order to attend). Park entrance fees apply. To register, contact Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park at (808) 985-7373 or firstname.lastname@example.org.