Day Hike - Mauna Ulu / 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.
Take the Mauna Ulu / Pu‘u Huluhulu Trail Virtual Hike
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Did You Know?
From 1983 to 1991, lava flows repeatedly invaded communities on Kīlauea's coastal south flank burying eight miles of highway and destroying 181 houses and a visitor center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.