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“Short 'n Sweet walk about”

Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
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Owner description: An easy one-hour hike through meadowlands and old growth forest.
Reviewed 22 January 2014

A very nice walk. Plenty of shade. Benches along the path to rest (if needed). Amazing changes in eco-systems in such a small space.

If you are headed to the Volcano… don't miss this nearby park.

Thank WadeMissouri
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

This lovely hiking trail is a bit off the main tourist route of Volcanoes Park, but worth finding. There's a self-guided nature trail that describes how parts of the park have been recovered from invasive plants that threatened native species. I found it inspiring and beautiful.

1  Thank lindahVermont_USA
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

My mom and I bought a guide booklet to the Kipuka Puaulu bird park trail at the information center and shop at the Volcanoes National Park. We originally thought it was accessible from within the park but then found you have to go back to the main road and drive about 5 miles to get to entrance but it was well worth it. The walk is peaceful, easy -- even for seniors - and includes informative signage along the way about what you are seeing. It includes the history of the park - which was grasslands for cows 100 years ago and has been returned to it natural state, by removing all non native plants and as many of the animals as possible. The result is an incredible tropical forest, full of birds and native plants, with lots of information on the history of the park and the efforts that have been made to preserve it. Quite an incredible story.

3  Thank svrh4463
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

Mostly aimed at birders, this little hike has birds galore! We were there early in the morning, and were treated to a bird song symphony. The hike itself is easy and almost entirely in the shade. A must see for birders and other nature nerds :)

1  Thank Lenadee
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

We enjoyed the pheasants (even though they were once imported from Asia) and the shady, green environment. Such a contrast from the stark lava landscapes in other parts of the park. Yes, we also heard way more birds than we were able to see, but it was fun listening and looking for them. Beautiful spot!

1  Thank fromaway2
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