Day Hike - Kīpukapuaulu
Stroll through an upland mesic forest oasis on this 1 mile long loop trail through a kīpuka, an area of older vegetation surrounded by more recent lava flows from Mauna Loa.
Of interest: Kīpuka, old-growth forest of koa and ʻōhiʻa, birds, insects.
Restrooms are available nearby at the picnic area.
Hiking Tips (pdf-217KB)
Did You Know?
The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They return to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to lay their nests, over 700 miles away.