A new 4.5-mile hiking trail is open for visitors to Kahuku in Hawaii Volcano’s National Park. Located between 3,880 and 4,440 feet above sea level, the Kona Trail offers sweeping views of Ka Lae, the Kau Coast and features a rugged lava landscape from the 1887 Mauna Loa flow. The moderate loop trail meanders through old pastures and native forests alongside native plant restoration areas. Kahuku is located on Hwy. 11 near mile marker 70.5 on the mountainside of the road. The trail is about 5.5 miles from the Kahuku entrance up a steep, rough and rocky road. Four-wheel drive is strongly recommended. Parking for the Kona Trail is at the Lower and Upper Glover Trailheads.