Glover Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Naalehu, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
Moderate hike in the Kahuku Unit of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Located on the South western flank of Mauna Loa. Best seen as a combination 4WD and hiking. Kahuku is a place of dynamic volcanism, rich Hawaiian traditions and a fascinating history of ranching. It is a site of struggle and restoration for many unique plant and animal species of Ka. Share in the wonders of this 116,000 acre unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Glover Trail is an approximately 3.0 miles (4.8 km) loop, 320 feet (98 m) elevation change. You can add an additional 1.4 miles by visiting the upper section to native plant enclosure. Hike to the edge of a huge pit crater and see a pristine Hawaiian rain forest protected within its sheer walls. Park at the lower trail head and walk to the forested pit crater. Return by way of the upper Glover trail for a serene forest excursion you'll never forget.