Mauna Ulu Virtual Hike
Venture through a landscape formed in a five-year eruption that re-created this land.
This trail tells the story of one of the longest known rift zone eruptions of Kīlauea. The well-marked trail crosses massive lava fields, skirts gaping fissures and takes you to spectacular features formed by rapidly cooling lava flows.
Follow the trail stops on the map and read about each stop in the trail/eruption guide. Each stop has an interactive 360 degree panoramic view that you can experience by clicking the highlighted stop # below.
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Did You Know?
The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.