Kipuka Puaulu Bird Park

Volcano, Hawaii 96785

Kipuka Puaulu Bird Park

Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This one is for the birds. A kipuka is an island of vegetation in a sea of lava. When an eruption poured lava down this hillside 400 years ago, it missed this section of forest, so the plant and animal species that live here have been here for at least 2,000 years, when an even older flow covered the land. Human activities, introduced animals, and repeated eruptions make unspoiled kipukas like this one hard to find; it also has been protected by a pig- and goat-proof fence.

Pick up a guide to the Kipuka Puaulu Nature Trail at the visitor center before you start (if there are any available—they often run out). The trail begins at a panel with pictures of the birds that live in the kipuka. Stroll among some very big old koa trees whose extraordinary leaves deserve a close examination."

More Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Hiking the Hawaiian Islands (Falcon Guides)
Suzanne Swedo
View more trails from this guide book
"This one is for the birds. A kipuka is an island of vegetation in a sea of lava. When an eruption poured lava down this hillside 400 years ago, it missed this section of forest, so the species of plants and animals that live here have been isolated for at least 2,000 years, when an older flow covered the land. Pick up a guide to the Kipuka Puaulu Nature Trail at the Kilauea Visitor Center before you start (if there are any available; they often run out). The trail begins at a panel with pictures of the birds that live in the kipuka. The route is described here in a clockwise direction, but you may walk either way." Read more

Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Reviews

With no reviews, your opinion of this trail could be huge! Help other outdoor enthusiasts today.

Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Photos

Show off your photography skills ... post your pics of this trail!

Trail Information

Volcano
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
1.6
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Year-Round
Season
USGS Kilauea Crater
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018