Hilina Pali Road to Pit Craters Trail

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Hilina Pali Road to Pit Craters Trail

Hilina Pali Road to Pit Craters Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In the middle of the monotonous Kau Desert, there is a pair of colorful craters with some special inhabitants. Most of the Kau Desert is very uninteresting, I think; this hike is the exception. (The Puna-Kau Coast cautions apply to this trip.)

Day 1 (41/2 miles): Two trails lead away from the roadend (see below). Neither is marked by name. You take the one that leads southsouthwest (to the right as you stand in front of the picnic shelter, facing the ocean). It’s the Kau Desert Trail."

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Trail Information

Hilo
Nearby City
5.5
Distance
110 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2.67 hours
Duration
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Kau Desert
Local Maps

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