Kipahoehoe Natural Area Reserve



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  • Size

    5886.46 acres


Kipahoehoe Natural Area Reserve is a narrow piece of land running down the southwest slopes of Mauna Loa in the district of South Kona. It includes a rare lowland grassland, as well as mesic and wet forests of `ohi`a and koa. Recent volcanic flows run through the Reserve, leaving a variety of different aged communities.

Additional Information

Natural Communities

Natural Communities: 9 total, 1 rare

Native Plants & Animals

Native Plants: 117 total taxa, 4 rare

Native Animals: 8 total taxa, 3 rare