April 22, 2014 - Temporary Closure of Mauna Loa Strip Road
During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »
Day Hike - Pu'u Loa
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
This coastal trail traverses older lava flows to one of Hawai'i's most extensive petroglyph fields.
Of interest: Petroglyphs, pahoehoe lava.
View a 3 1/2 minute vitual slideshow of a Ranger Guided Hike at Pu`u Loa
For more information about this special area, visit our History and Culture webpage for the article: Pu`uloa Petroglyphs by Mara Durst
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...