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?
`Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity.