Stroll on a paved path through a starkly beautiful recovering landscape that was buried by falling cinder from the spectacular lava fountains of the 1959 Kīlauea Iki eruption. Witness life returning to this once devastated area.
Endangered nēnē (Hawaiian geese) frequent this area. Please use caution when parking. Don't feed the nēnē.
Leave rocks in their rightful place.
Park staff may use ahu (stacked rocks) to mark some trails and keep visitors safe. Please do not create new ones. The stacking of rocks can be culturally offensive, disorienting to hikers, and potentially against the law.
Read more about one of the most striking eruptive events of the 20th century
Last updated: June 23, 2020