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This trail leads one mile through an old-growth forest, which is surrounded by recent lava flows.

Kipuka Puaulu Trail is a short loop through an upland forest oasis surrounded by lava flows from Mauna Loa. This forest is an old-growth forest of koa and ohia trees. The trail is rated as easy by the Park Service, but the surface of the trail is dirt, so it is not wheelchair accessible.

Directions: From Park Entrance, Pass the park entrance on Highway 11 and continue driving to Mauna Loa Road. Turn right on Mauna Loa Road and look for the trailhead on the right side of the road.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

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Expert Review of Kipukapuaulu Trail

Parks and Outdoors Review of Kipukapuaulu Trail

Away Travel Expert: Kim Lipker
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Birding,Day Hiking
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Restrooms are available nearby at the picnic area.
  • Shady loop trail has somewhat drier conditions than rain forest trails.
  • This trail is a treasure trove of Hawaiian plants and birds.

Mauna Loa Rd.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Price: Park entry $10 per vehicle 7 day pass

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 808-985-6000
Fax: 808-985-6004
Price Information: Park entry $10 per vehicle 7 day pass
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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