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1 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty

Very Easy

Δ Elevation (FT)


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Devastation Trail (HVNP)

Hawaii | Hawaii Volcanoes

  • Foggy morning along the Devastation Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Activities & Features


Devastation Trail is an easy ADA accessible hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that allows hikers to witness life returning to this once devastated area. This trail starts at the either Pu'u Pua'i parking lot or the Devastation Trail parking lot, both off of Crater Rim Drive. The park says this trail is an easy "stroll on a paved path through a starkly beautiful recovering landscape that was buried by falling cinder from the spectacular lava fountains of the 1959 Kīlauea Iki eruption." This trail is a great choice for hikers travelling with the elderly or small children. Hawaii Volcanoes has two campgrounds, the Namakanipaio and the Kulanaokuaiki.

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Contact: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park 1 Crater Rim Drive Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

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