[Big Island Day 3] Pu’u Huluhulu

Pu’u Huluhulu Trail is located at the intersection of Saddle Road (route 200) and Mauna Kea access road. Before we drove up to the visitor centre and the summit, we stopped here and prepared ourselves for the colder temperature.

Puu Huluhulu Trail
The entrance of Pu’u Huluhulu Trail

What We Did

Pu’u Huluhulu is a short hill and the hike to the summit is about 30 minutes long. In sunny days, there are amazing views of Mauna Kea at the end of the trail.

When we arrived at around 4 pm, it was cold and cloudy with light showers from time to time. It was just not the ideal weather for a short hike, so we decided not to walk uphills. We probably wouldn’t see anything in the fog at all. We stopped for a few minutes and put on pants and jackets. It was a good chance to do so because it was even colder at the visitor centre.


Compared to Mauna Kea, Pu’u Huluhulu is not a very important destination. It is a nice place for a short walk, but it is also OK to skip it and head directly to the mountain. However, I kind of wants to see the view of Mauna Kea.

Pu’u Huluhulu Trail Info

Info: Website

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