This 1.2 mile (1.9km) loop trail reveals a story of struggle and survival for some of Hawai‘i's rarest plants and animals.
This walk will take you through a "Kīpuka", an area of older vegetation surrounded by a more recent lava flow from Mauna Loa.
Of interest: A unique biological diversity of rare plants, birds, insects, very old-growth forest of koa and ōhi‘a trees.
Restrooms (pit toilets) are available nearby at the picnic area.
Kīpukapuaulu Trail Guide (pdf 6.18MB)
Last updated: July 1, 2019