Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu - Chain of Craters Road - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama taken of the lava flow at Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu viewpoint on Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes Park. The lava here was still barren and black but for a few plants. Image taken in 2006.
Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu - Chain of Craters Road - FURTHER INFORMATION
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Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu lookout is about 6 miles down Chain of Craters Road in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, a short distance beyond Hilina Pali Road. The lookout is at an altitude of 817m (2680 feet) above sea level and give a view over the 1969-74 flow.
A short distance further down the road are Muliwai a Pele and Kealakomo (610m / 2000 feet) lookouts. The road continues down the flank of the volcano and then along the coast until it stops abruptly where it was buried by lava in recent times. From there you can walk out across the uneven lava to where new lava flows into the sea through a series of 11km long lava tubes from the Pu'u 'O'o vent in the East Rift Zone.
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TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu viewpoint is about 6.3miles down Chain of Craters Road from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is on the southern side of Hawaii Island about Kilauea Caldera. The park is 28 miles from Hilo and 96 miles from Kailua-Kona.