Day Hike- Uēaloha (Byron Ledge)

Path next to a volcanic cinder cone
Puʻu Puaʻi near Uēaloha (NPS Photo/A. LaValle)
Volcanic caldera with trees in the foreground
View of Kīlauea Caldera from Uēaloha (NPS Photo/J. Wei)

Dividing Kīlauea caldera and Kīlauea Iki crater, Uēaloha (Byron Ledge) provides excellent views of Puʻu Puaʻi cinder cone and sporadic vistas of Kīlauea caldera. The trail makes for an excellent connection to the Kīlauea Iki loop as well as Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube).

Near the intersection with the Kīlauea Iki trail is a fence and gate designed to keep feral pigs out of the forest. Please close the gate behind you.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance and hiking time: 1.1 miles (1.8 km) one-way from Devastation Trailhead to the intersection with Kīlauea Iki trail. Stay to the left at the intersection with the Devastation Trail.

    Uēaloha (Byron Ledge) is also accessible via a 1.3 mile (2.1 km) hike on Halemaʻumaʻu Trail near Volcano House.
  • Stay on the trail. Do not climb the Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone.

Endangered nēnē (Hawaiian geese) frequent this area. Please use caution when parking. Don't feed the nēnē.


Last updated: October 27, 2020

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