In November 1959 there were some spectacular eruptions from the Kilauea Iki Crater. Ash from fire fountains over 600 m high was blown by the trade winds over the adjacent rain forest, causing a desolate landscape. The National Park Service has called this area "Devastation Trail" which offers a walk along a board walk that lets the visitor see how the vegetation is recovering from the eruption.
From here you can continue on to Stop 7 or you can pick another point from the Kilauea Crater Ground Tour.
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Author: Lori Glaze
Copyright by P. Mouginis-Mark
Curator: Lori Glaze