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 »
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?
From 1983 to 1991, lava flows repeatedly invaded communities on Kīlauea's coastal south flank burying eight miles of highway and destroying 181 houses and a visitor center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.