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Pu'u 'O'o Trail, Hilo

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  • Small car park, walk in part by forest, partly by lava field. Magnificent view of Mauna Kea. No toilet, take water with you
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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 »
  • HELO, I visit the volcanoes National Park in Kona is not necessarily where you have to take a look around and feel like another planet. Volcanoes National Park because the nearby Mart drive what food before.
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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