Day Hike - Pu‘u Huluhulu
The trail crosses 1973 and 1974 lava flows, through kīpuka, past lava trees, and climbs 150 feet to the summit of Pu'u Huluhulu. On a clear day, you can see Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Pu'u 'Ō'ō and the Pacific Ocean.
Of interest: Pahoehoe lava, kīpuka, lava trees, cinder cone, lava shield, pioneer plants, and panoramic vista.
Pu`u Huluhulu / Mauna Ulu Trail Guide (pdf 3.31mb)
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.