Chain of Craters Ground Tour

Stop 1: Mauna Ulu Lava Shield

Between 1969 and 1974, there were some spectacular eruptions from the Mauna Ulu vent. Eventually, a classic example of a lava shield was formed that is now over 120 meters above the pre-eruption surface. Today, Mauna Ulu makes a fascinating place to visit -- you can even walk to the summit and get back to the car in about 3 hours!