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 `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...