Mauna Ulu Flow Across Chain of Craters Road

Chain of Craters Road Tour - Stop #5

 
Mauna Ulu & flow
Mauna Ulu

NPS / Ed Shiinoki

 
Mauna Ulu lava fields
Mauna Ulu Lava Fields

NPS / Ed Shiinoki

The beginning of Mauna Uluʻs 1969 eruption began with a 2-3 mile fissure that opened left and right of this stop. This fissure eruption covered the portion of the Chain of Craters Road that created this stop.

By being adventurous, you can walk around and view several lava tree molds and a big cinder field that was created during this lava flow. Prior to this eruption, this area was a dense forest.

A beautiful view of Mauna Ulu can be seen from this pullout. Taking photos from this vantage point is well worth the effort.

 
Distance From the Beginning of Chain of Craters Road Distance From Kīlauea Visitor Center
Stop #1 Lua Manu Crater 0.5 mi / 0.8 km 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
Stop #2 Hilina Pali Road ~Currently Closed~ 2.3 mi / 3.7 km 5.6 mi / 9.0 km
Stop #3 Pauahi Crater 3.3 mi / 5.3 km 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
Stop #4 Mauna Ulu 3.7 mi / 6.0 km 7.0 mi / 11.3 km
Stop #5 Mauna Ulu Flow Across Chain of Craters Road 4.1 mi / 6.6 km 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
Stop #6 Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu 6.4 mi / 10.3 km 9.7 mi / 15.6 km
Stop #7 Kealakomo Overlook 9.9 mo / 15.9 km 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
Stop #8 Pu‘u Loa Petroglyphs 16.3 mi / 26.2 km 19.6 mi / 31.5 km
Stop #9 Hōlei Sea Arch 18.8 mi / 30.3 km 22.1 mi / 35.6 km
Stop #10 End of Chain of Craters Road 18.8 mi / 30.3 km 22.1 mi / 35.6 km
 

Last updated: September 21, 2018

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