PU’U HULUHULU Trail
Island: Hawai’i (Big Island)
Trail Length: 0.6 mi.
Activity: Pedestrian
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Elevation: 200 ft

Pu'u Huluhulu Steep Trail

Directions: Access at junction of Saddle Road (Hwy 200) and Mauna Loa Observatory access road, 27.7 mi. from Hilo. Park in front of hunter check station.

Route: A short double loop trail, constructed by the Youth Conservation Corps, encircles both crests of the hill. Trail provides an excellent opportunity to view native vegetation which was once abundant prior to the introduction of livestock and the lava flows of 1843 & 1935. The top of the Puu makes an excellent picnic site and provides panoramic views of the area. No open fires are allowed. The trail is short, easily traversed and ideal for youngsters on a day`s outing.

Directions: Access at junction of Saddle Road (Hwy 200) and Mauna Loa Observatory access road, 27.7 mi. from Hilo. Park in front of hunter check station.

Of interest: Pāhoehoe and ‘a‘ā lava, kīpuka (old land surrounded by new land), lava tree molds, cinder cones, lava rampart, native pioneer plants and trees and panoramic vista.

 

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