Puna Kau Trail to Apua Point

Hilo, Hawaii 96720

Puna Kau Trail to Apua Point

Puna Kau Trail to Apua Point Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Puna Kau (ka-oo) Trail leads past some interesting ruins to Apua Point, where you’ll find a wild, picturesque bay and, inland, some intriguing petroglyphs. See also the Puna-Kau Coast cautions Day 1 (63/4 miles): Follow the trail south, then southwest over alternating bare lavas and vegetated kipukas to a junction with the Keauhou Trail at 2 miles.

One hopes that now that this is the preferred route to Keauhou, it will be better maintained than formerly! Turn left (south) here on the Keauhou Trail to make a steady, hot, shadeless descent on the pali on a rough trail that may sometimes be overgrown. In a little over 43/4 more miles, you reach Keauhou Shelter."

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Trail Information

Hilo
Nearby City
12
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Makaopuhi Crater
Local Maps

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