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Devastation Trail

Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km) loop / Level: very easy / Time: 30-45 min.

One of the most photographed areas in the park, Devastation Trail is a paved path through a forest area that was devastated by the 1959 Kilauea Iki eruption. Since the last eruption, Ohia trees and other new vegetation have begun to regenerate from the ashes. Along the hiking trail, you can find Pele’s hair, Pele’s tears, red ohelo berries and tree molds. This fascinating hiking trip takes about 45 minutes.  Begin your hike at the Pu’u Pua’i Overlook and return by back tracking on the same trail.

 

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