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Pu'u 'O'o Trail, Hilo

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  • We went through here during a tour that left from Hilo and we really enjoyed it. We got to see some of the more recent lava flows which were really unique.  more »
  • The security was nice and polite and encouraged us to walk the 3 miles in and out to see the lava running down the side of the mountain into the ocean. They open only at 3pm and charge nothing. Reside...  more »
  • First things first -- we left nothing in our car at the parking lot and we left the doors unlocked. We were warned in advance by a "local" that this parking lot is notorious for break ins, and the pil...  more »
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  • Nice trail over a variety of volcanic landscapes and through several kipukas (remnant islands of mature tropical forest). This is one of the best places to find endemic Hawaiian birds on the Big Island. The Hawaii Elepaio, I'iwi and Apapane are likely to be found within a mile of the trailhead. This is the best place to find the rare Akiapola'au, but you need to hike in 4 miles.
  • Awesome hike over both a'a and pahoehoe lava flows and also going into surviving little 'islands' of dense rainforest. Beware the total hike length is somewhere between 8 and 8.7 miles. That's going out to where it meets the dirt service road (also called powerline road) and walking back along that then following the highway back to the start of the trail.
  • The best place to find the 'Akiapola'au