Hosmer Grove

Kula, Hawaii

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Hosmer Grove may be the best place on Maui to see rare native Hawaiian birds with very little effort. In fact, you’re likely to spot some interesting species even before you leave the parking lot. The hike is a cool, sometimes wet, ramble at almost 7,000 feet, through a forest of both introduced and native Hawaiian trees. The trail begins at a sign at the low end of the campground, where interpretive panels describe the history of the place and the fate of many of Hawaii’s native species. The grove is planted with trees from all over the world, including pines, spruces, cedars, and redwoods. It was a misguided attempt by forester Ralph Hosmer, in 1910, to slow the rate of deforestation occurring at an alarming rate in Hawai’i.

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"Hosmer Grove may be the best place on Maui to see rare native Hawaiian birds with very little effort. In fact, you’re likely to spot some interesting species even before you leave the parking lot. The hike is a cool, sometimes wet, ramble at almost 7,000 feet, through a forest of both introduced and native Hawaiian trees.

The trail begins at a sign at the low end of the campground,
where interpretive panels describe the history of the place
and the fate of many of Hawaii’s native species. The grove is planted with trees from all over the world, including pines, spruces, cedars, and redwoods. It was a misguided attempt by forester Ralph Hosmer, in 1910, to slow the rate of deforestation occurring at an alarming rate in Hawai’i."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kula
Distance: 0.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: All year
Local Maps: USGS Kilohana
Driving Directions: Directions to Hosmer Grove

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May 2018