Thurston Lava Tube Trail

EASY 29 reviews

Thurston Lava Tube Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hawaii National Park, HI that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

0.4 miles 55 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

wild flowers

no dogs

walking
25 days ago

this trail was awesome for my 2 yr old and full of life

walking
1 month ago

Short but nice walk. Kids loved it

4 months ago

Great easy trail, really beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike, good for kids who aren't afraid of the dark. Bathroom available. Parking lot often full.

5 months ago

Super fun with kids, seemed very safe.

5 months ago

walking
5 months ago

Very cool to walk through. Very short. Very easy. But the forests and just being able to walk through the volcano tunnel make it well worth the pit stop. Great photo ops.

6 months ago

walking
7 months ago

Very short but the forest is beautiful. Tall green trees, calming smell of moss.

hiking
7 months ago

From Crater Rim Drive parking area near the Kīlauea Iki Overlook, you cross the road and enter through a short jungle like loop trail that takes you to a bridge with railings and enters the lava tube. When we were there in 2007 it was not lighted as well as it is now ... interesting feature and pray that the tube doesn't become active again when you're in there! Great trail to pair with the Kilauea Iki Trail. Enjoy!

8 months ago

9 months ago

Very interesting and cool to walk through!

9 months ago

Super cool lava tube! Must see if you go to the big island!

10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

This place is super cool. Very short but worth the effort to see.

1 year ago

1 year ago

So cool. How can you not love everything about this park?

hiking
1 year ago

Interesting but very short. It was a nice end to our longer hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Very short trail. You descend a short distance through the rain forest to the lava tube and then loop back around to the starting point.

1 year ago