People and Land of Kahuku is a two-mile, three-hour expedition through
pastures, a quarry, an airstrip and the 1868 lava fields of Kahuku. Rangers
will explain how people lived on the vast Kahuku lands, from the earliest
Hawaiians through today. Walk in emerging native forest, hear about
Kahuku’s history of violent earthquakes and eruptions and the residents who
survived them, and find out how Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park plans to
restore the native ecosystem and protect Kahuku’s cultural sites.
The guided hike is offered Sept. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Drive through the Kahuku gate, which is located on the mauka side
of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Park and meet at the visitor contact tent,
near the ranch buildings. Boots,raingear, long pants plus water and a snack are recommended.
No advance registration is required.