Napau Trail to Puʻu Huluhulu

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Hike across lava to a crater.

Getting there

Drive to the parking lot.


At the end of the parking lot the trail starts towards the left. It's a bit hard to make out at first; look for cairns. After about 2 km the trail will fork; follow the signs. The closest place to go to is Puʻu Huluhulu. This is a cinder cone with a crater on top that has been re-vegegated. You hike to the top of the cinder cone and can peer down into the crater which full of trees. Another destination option is Mauna Ulu. This is also a cinder cone but bigger and no vegetation. The trail also continues on past these places for many miles.

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?

Other References

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Excellent. Went to Puʻu Huluhulu. Didn't have time for Mauna Ulu.

Gregory Neverov on 19 Dec, 2010


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