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?
During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).