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?
Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.