Napau Crater Trail to Makaopuhi Crater

HARD 5 reviews

Napau Crater Trail to Makaopuhi Crater is a 11.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and offers a number of activity options.

DISTANCE
11.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,047 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

no shade

historic site

no dogs

trail running
20 days ago

It’s rough lava with full sun exposure the first three miles to Makaopuhi. Then, it’s a shaded forest trail to Napau. I ran the whole 12 miles in about two hours but it was difficult. A hike would last about three times as long, so lots of water would be needed. The wildflower section in a clearing close to Napau was my favorite part.

1 month ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Saturday, July 04, 2015