Aloha Friday Photo: Kipuka Puaulu Trail

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Mahalo to Marjorie Elliott for sharing this lovely Hawaii trail photo with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Marjorie took this photo on the Kipuka Puaulu Trail which leads through a bird and wildlife refuge on the Big Island. This loop trail is only 1.2-miles long with very little elevation change.

As you might be able to tell from Margorie’s photo, the trail leads through a beautiful forest. It’s quite peaceful.

While the Kipuku Puaulu Trail is technically part of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it’s located outside of the park gates just off of Mauna Loa Road.  See this link for directions.

Happy trails and Aloha Friday!

1 comment
  1. Thanks for sharing my photo, Sheila. I just wanted to add that this trail is very quiet and we literally had it to ourselves. There are marvelous birds in the park, which has been reclaimed from a pasture in the 60s. Previously, cattle, feral pigs, and goats roamed here, but the area is now off limits to these guys and the native species have largely been restored! Quite a success story.

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