Kīpukapuaulu is on Mauna Loa Rd. within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. A kīpuka is an island of older soil and vegetation surrounded by more recent lava flows. A 1.2-mile trail loops through this old-growth forest.
Included in park admission of $20 (per private vehicle); $15 (per motorcyclist); $10 (per pedestrian or bicyclist); $30 (Hawai‘i Tri-park Annual Pass, which includes Haleakalā National Park and Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park).