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“Great little walk with the birds” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail

Kipuka Puaulu (Bird Park) Trail
Strip Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Type: Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Hiking
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Owner description: An easy one-hour hike through meadowlands and old growth forest.
Red Deer, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great little walk with the birds”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Mostly aimed at birders, this little hike has birds galore! We were there early in the morning, and were treated to a bird song symphony. The hike itself is easy and almost entirely in the shade. A must see for birders and other nature nerds :)

Visited March 2013
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Mount Desert, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Lovely, peaceful forest trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We enjoyed the pheasants (even though they were once imported from Asia) and the shady, green environment. Such a contrast from the stark lava landscapes in other parts of the park. Yes, we also heard way more birds than we were able to see, but it was fun listening and looking for them. Beautiful spot!

Visited January 2013
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California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Nice Easy Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Lot's of birds, trees and plants. Benches to sit on,,just a very nice place to visit. Close to the park,,be sure to see the tree wells nearby,

Visited January 2013
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Norwich, CT, USA
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Easy nature walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We love this kind of thing- non crowded, easy loop trail, lots of trees and birds, and plenty of opportunity to spot some fungus. Ample parking. Pay $2 for a guidebook and take the easy paved trail. We saw tons of invasive pheasant, they may be a bit aggressive and come looking for hand outs. We didn't see another person on the trail the whole time, very private and quiet.

We also did the drive further up Mauna Loa. Interesting, winding, some questionable pavement conditions but still do-able in a rental car. It was a looong drive to the start of the hiking trail, but the view was nice. If you have some time to kill and are searching for some solitude, take the drive.

Visited December 2012
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Northern California
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62 attraction reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Ranger-led hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Took a free ranger-led hike along this trail. It lasted about 1 1/2hours. The scenery was great, and we saw the current eruption in the distance as well as some steam pots close up. Flowers were magnificent, too!

Visited December 2012
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