Puna Kau Trail to Apua Point

HARD 4 reviews

Puna Kau Trail to Apua Point is a 9.4 mile out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that offers scenic views. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers and primarily used for hiking.

DISTANCE
9.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
190 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

views

rocky

no dogs

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park P.O. Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052 Visitor Information (808) 985-6000

hiking
1 month ago

It took us 2 hours from the parking spot to Apua Point. We were expecting more of a sandy beach oasis, but found a pretty, rocky point with very nice tide pools. It was a one and done kind of hike for me. There is no shade on the trail and it gets pretty toasty so plan accordingly.

camping
3 months ago

Walking on the lava was tough on my knees and ankles. Make sure you have plenty of sunscreen because there is no shade. Gorgeous view of the coast. Bring water shoes for wadding In the ocean pools

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The trail is pretty long and without any shade but easy to find thanks to the mounts of stones places along the way. I had a lot of fun hiking onto all the different kind of grounds, especially the hardened lava. Apua point was a really rewarding place to reach!

hiking
5 months ago