Sunday Walk in the Park
Kīpukapuaulu and picnic lunch with FHVNP Executive Director Elizabeth Fien
This monthly program on second Sundays is aimed at bringing together the members of the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to explore the park’s beautiful trails.
This 1.2 mile (1.9km) loop trail reveals a story of struggle and survival for some of Hawai‘i’s rarest plants and animals.
This walk will take you through a “Kīpuka”, an area of older vegetation surrounded by a more recent lava flow from Mauna Loa.
Of interest: A unique biological diversity of rare plants, birds, insects, very old-growth forest of koa and ōhi‘a trees.
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance and hiking time: 1.2 mile (1.9km) loop, 1.0 – 1.5 hours.
- Distance from Visitor Center to trailhead: Approximately 5.0 miles (8.0km). South on Highway 11, turn right on Mauna Loa Road and travel 1.5 miles (2.4km) to the Kīpukapuaulu parking area.
- Trail begins at the Kīpukapuaulu parking area. The trail is a dirt path with gentle inclines and declines. Note: dogs, horses and bicycles are prohibited on this trail.
- Bring: Water, hat, sunscreen and rain gear. Be prepared for sometimes hot, wet or windy weather conditions.
After the walk we will enjoy a picnic lunch and learn about the exciting events and projects happening with the Friends.
“Sunday Walk in the Park” is free for Friends members, and non-members are welcome to join our non-profit organization in order to attend. If your membership has expired, this is a great time to renew. To register, contact Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park at (808) 985-7373 or visit our website www.fhvnp.org.
|December 13, 2015|
|10:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|FREE for Friends' Members|