The trail starts from a segment of the Chain of Craters Road and as it nears the forested Puu Huluhulu it crosses the smoother lava from a 1974 flow. The trail then passes under a 'perch pond' on Mauna Ulu's side. After crossing Puu Huluhulu, it travels along the bed of a lava channel. Then you go up the Alae Shield and go near the rim of the peak crater.
Follow the trail as it climbs down the Alae Shield and reach the Makaopuhi Crater across. From here the trail travels through a rain forest and at 0.5 mile you will come to the trail head for the Nulu Trail. You will pass through Ohia trees and tree ferns in the forest. The rainforest will open up a few times at places where the lava had burned down the trees. When you come near the end of the trail, it splits and you will find an ancient campground to the left and the Napau Crater which is the end, on the right.
Weather Report for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, HI
Temperature: 65.8° F
Relative Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 65.8° F
Winds from the North at -9999.0 mph gusting to -999.0 mph
Sunrise: 5:52 AM
Sunset: 6:43 PM
Weather reported from orchard 1, Ainaloa, HI (KHIAINAL2)
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:57 AM
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