Begin the trail from the parking lot beside the hunter check-in station and after trekking for about a quarter of a mile, you will reach an empty field which is enclosed by tall pines from three sides. From here starts the Palila zone that stretches up to 9000 feet. You can see many birds like the Pueo, wild turkey, pheasant, francolin and also the wild pigs and the Mouflon sheep.
While ascending, you will see the North Kohala Coast and the island of Maui to the west and a grassy cinder named Puu Ahumoa to the east. At 1.5 mile marked as R-15 the trail leads to the 7042-foot high peak. You will find cinder cones covering the Mauna Loa at many places. You will end the hike at an old hunting cabin. But at this point you will find the road splitting into two and making a 32 mile loop around the mountain which is also the turning point for Puu Laau Road hike. Now start descending to the starting point.
Weather Report for Kamuela, HI
Temperature: 68.8° F
Relative Humidity: 84%
Dew Point: 63.8° F
Winds from the SSW at 0.0 mph gusting to 13.0 mph
Last Hour: 0.00"
Sunrise: 5:53 AM
Sunset: 6:45 PM
Weather reported from Downtown Hawi, Hawi, HI (KHIHAWI1)
Weather information provided by Weather Underground. Current as of 4/30/2017 4:52 AM
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