April 22, 2014 - Temporary Closure of Mauna Loa Strip Road
During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »
Multiple Days: 01/19/2013, 02/10/2013, 03/16/2013Location: 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
Palm Trail is a relatively easy 2.6 mile loop traversing scenic pasture along an ancient cinder cone with some of the best panoramic views Kahuku has to offer. Highlights include 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 Jan. 19, Feb. 10, and Mar. 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. To get there, drive through the Kahuku gate 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 required.