Sulphur Banks Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Sulphur Banks Trail is a 1.3 mile out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, HI that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

1.3 miles 158 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

views

no dogs

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park P.O. Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052 Visitor Information (808) 985-6000

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hiking
1 year ago

This trail was good to explore with the kids. There are signs that warn you against taking young kids, but so long as you keep to the path and don't linger too long, you should be fine. If you have binoculars, bring them so you can get good close up views of the sulfur crystals. My kids loved the trail, though they did complain about the smell!

NOTE: The trail info says 1 mile/1 hour. It does not take that long!

hiking
2 years ago

Quite an interesting hike this is! I love the vivid colors that's created by the sulfur crystals. Very easy hike. You also get to see underground vents. If you have asthma or any respiratory issues... probably not recommended as the smell of sulfur is pretty strong.

hiking
5 years ago

Interesting feature in Volcano National Park, not too far by car from the entrance and military camp. The copious, perpetual steam from underground vents is mixed with sulphur, which smells of rotten eggs and leaves deposits that color the banks yellow. Strong word of caution---the sulphuric gas is very irritating to the respiratory system and may cause a severe, long lasting choking sensation. Do not linger too long in this area if the smell of the gas gets too strong!