ElevationAscent: 810' 247 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,827' 862 m
Low: 2,016' 615 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
Current trail conditions
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“Run through lava fields punctuated by vegetation struggling to survive and unique lava formations.”— Megan W
Be sure to follow the lava rock cairns so you don't lose your way. The Naulu Trail connects to the Napau Trail and offers a shorter route to the Napau Crater Overlook, with uphill elevation gain of approximately 800 feet. Once at the Napau Crater Overlook, one can gaze across the field towards Pu`u `O`o.
This backcountry route, through the Napau Wilderness Area, is within Kilauea's fascinating east rift zone. About halfway up the Naulu Trail, you'll see the overgrown, and now closed, Kalapana Trail heading off to the east. This trail was abandoned after being buried by lava.
Land Manager: National Park Service - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park