Mauna Loa and Nāmakanipaio Campground Closures
March 15, 2014 - Due to high wind advisories, Mauna Loa is closed to backcountry hiking or camping, Mauna Loa Road is closed beyond Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park) and Nāmakanipaio campground is closed to tent camping due to possible falling tree limbs. More »
Day Hike - Kīlauea Iki
Kīlauea Iki Trail
Of interest: Rain forest, birds, insects, 1959 lava lake, steam vents, cinder and spatter cone.
Kīlauea Iki Trail Guide (pdf 1.22mb)
Link to: Lisa Frein's journal of her hike on the Kīlauea Iki trail (2003).
Hiking Tips (pdf-217KB)
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.