Pu'u Huluhulu Trail

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Phone (808) 961-9540
Address Puu Huluhulu Trail, Hilo, HI 96720
Short, easy hike that's good for all ages.

• General: Cost: Free • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Length: 1-2 Miles • Hiking: Level: Easy • Hiking: Loop Trail
• Hiking: Nature Walk • Sightseeing: Great Views • Sightseeing: Wildlife

Pu'u Huluhulu Trail is a 1.2 mile long loop trail found near the center of Hawaii's Big Island, just south of Mauna Kea and north of Mauna Loa in Hilo.

Getting to the trailhead is easy and found just off of Saddle Road which connects the Kailua-Kona (west) side of the island to the Hilo (east) side of the island. Park in the lot and you'll find the trailhead nearby.

The hike is considered to be easy and more nature walk than hike in many parts so it should be good for the whole family. It's a great place to see native plants and birds which used to appear in large numbers before the introduction of livestock and the lava flows of 1843 and 1935 in this area.

The trail circles the Pu'u Huluhulu Cinder Cone (an old volcanic vent) and has an overall elevation change of around 200 feet which should make it easy for the keiki (kids).

Even with an easy hike such as this, be sure to read up on Hiking Safety & Essentials before heading out. Bird hunting is common in this area as well so be sure to wear bright clothing for your own safety.