Pu’u ‘Ō’ō Lava Flow – Part 3 – Map

Below is a map of the route to the active lava flow.

  • Bluish Purple Pins Refer to updates from the USGS scientist updates to help guide you.
  • Each lighted beacon (Red & Labeled) has GPS coordinates in case you get lost.
  • The green & blue paths are our GPS mapped routes, however I would not route the same way, as the lave moves. When you get to beacon 6 or 7 you will see the lava and can beeline for it.


Heading Out?

Post a comment that you are heading out below and I will update the map pins with the current information on the USGS website in order to help you plan. (It is an otherwise confusing read.)


View this map on Google

** Disclaimer: I provide this information to help as information online is not very easy to find. Conditions change, it is up to you to make safe choices!

Please help me help others! If you hike this and find things have changed, please let me know so I can update the map!

6 Replies to “Pu’u ‘Ō’ō Lava Flow – Part 3 – Map”

  1. Hey Tom!

    Just wanted to say thanks a lot we just hiked out to the Lava on 6/15 and it was awsome! The information, tips, and especially directions were a big help in planning our trip and it went great! 

      1. Any more updates on the current lava flow locations? .. I am going on a trip in May and will be planning on taking the trek!! .. Current GPS coordinates would be awesome! .. Thanks!

        1. Ben, I’ve been watching the flow weekly. Unfortunately the flow has stopped as of two weeks ago. I’m checking weekly, and will update once the flow starts again. I will email you / post a reply here once this happens. You can check the status easily at: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm; it always states on the 1st line what’s going on with the flow.

  2. Thanks Tom!

    I didn't know it was listed on their website! .. Has the lava ever stopped like this before or is this not typical? .. I guess that I just assumed that it "always" flowed.. Hopefully I get lucky then in May!

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