Trail Length: 3 mi.
Elevation: 550 ft
Island: “Big Island” Hawai’i
Kaumana Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Hilo, Hawaii that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Route: Trail is a remnant portion of the old Hilo-Puu O`o Horse Trail. Until the U.S. Army built the Saddle Road in 1942, it was the only direct route from Hilo to the Humuula Saddle. It follows the 1855 lava flow, passing through pioneer ohia forest and adjacent to kipuka of mature Koa/Ohia/Hapuu forest. Native Hawaiian birds are readily sighted enroute. Wear bright colored clothing, as this area is open year round for game mammal hunting.
Directions: Trail connects with Saddle Road (Hwy 200) at two points, approximately at 18.45 and 19.75 miles from Hilo.