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?
Kīlauea Volcano has erupted lava almost continuously from its east rift zone since 1983. These lava flows have added about 500 acres of new land to the southern shore of Kīlauea and covered 8.7 miles (14 km) of highway with lava as deep as 115 feet (35 m). More...