Thurston Lava Tube Trail

EASY 48 reviews

Thurston Lava Tube Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii 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 39 feet Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

wild flowers

no dogs

11 days ago

Fun easy trail with short moderate descent and ascent to ends of the tube. Bring a flashlight if you want to check out darker corners. Can be chilly so take a jacket. Takes about half hour total for experienced hikers.

15 days ago

Nice view of a lava tube.

19 days ago

walking
2 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

Short but nice walk. Kids loved it

walking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Great easy trail, really beautiful.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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

6 months ago

Super fun with kids, seemed very safe.

7 months ago

walking
7 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.

7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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!

hiking
9 months ago

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hiking
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