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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 09/15/2012, 09/29/2012, 10/13/2012, 10/28/2012, 11/04/2012, 11/17/2012

    Location: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit - Hwy 11 between mile markers 70 & 71 Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Fee Information: Free Event Contact Name: Division of Interpretation Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 808-985-6011

The Palm Trail is a relatively easy 2.6 mile loop traversing through scenic pasture along an ancient cinder cone with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer.  Along the way are relics of the ranching era, sections of remnant native forest and amazing volcanic features from the 1868 eruptive fissures.

A guided hike of Palm Trail is offered on the dates above. Drive through the Kahuku gate, which is located on the mauka side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Park and meet at the visitor contact tent, near the ranch buildings. Boots, raingear, long pants plus water and a snack are recommended. No advance registration is required.