Only half a mile long, this paved, wheelchair-accessible trail offers fantastic views of Mauna Loa looming over the sulfur-encrusted...
Puʻu Puaʻi Overlook
'Gushing hill' in Hawaiian, Pu'u Pua'i offers magnificent views down the Chain of Craters Road.
Kilauea Iki Overlook
When Kilauea Iki (Little Kilauea) burst open in a fiery inferno in November 1959, it turned the crater into a roiling lake of molten...
Uncle George's Lounge
Pint-size bar with live music and food, and enormous windows that afford absolutely staggering volcano views.
Better-than-average modern cuisine crafted from local ingredients, and with enormous windows that afford absolutely staggering volcano...
Devastation Trail information
Only half a mile long, this paved, wheelchair-accessible trail offers fantastic views of Mauna Loa looming over the sulfur-encrusted caldera. The 1959 eruption of Kilauea Iki toasted this rainforest, leaving trees dead, stripped bare and sun-bleached white, along with tree molds and scars of ashen gray and black dirt. Now ohia trees, ʻohelo shrubs and ferns are colonizing the area anew.
The prominent cinder cone you'll see along the way is Puʻu Puaʻi (Gushing Hill), formed during the eruption. You can start the trail from either end, at the Puʻu Puai Overlook parking lot or the Devastation Trail parking area further west, where Crater Rim Dr turns south.