KipahoehoeAcres: 5,583
Established: 1/12/83
TMK: 8-8-1-5, 8-8-1-6, 8-8-1-7, 8-8-1-10

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.

Natural Communities: 9 total, 1 rare
Native Plants: 117 total taxa, 4 rare
Native Animals: 8 total taxa, 3 rare

Kipahoehoe NAR Map

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Kipahoehoe is within the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA). Please click here to read the TMA management plan which includes plans for Kipahoehoe.