Day Hike - Devastation Trail
This trail is a paved path through a forested area that was devastated by falling cinder from the spectacular lava fountains of the 1959 Kīlauea lki eruption.
Of interest: Plants, birds, insects, cinder, olivine, Pele's hair and tears, tree molds, cinder and spatter cone.
Hiking Tips (pdf-217KB)
Did You Know?
The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.