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Relaxing and easy walk with a cool view of the crater and steam vents. Happy hiking!

hiking
no shade
rocky
5 days ago

Best trail at Volcanoes National Park! Did it with our 3yr old who walked it completely. Bring A LOT of water ;)

road biking
8 days ago

This trail is open right now for biking and hiking, but no cars which makes it perfect! It is blocked off about a mile in but the views and outlooks are amazing

This is a once in a lifetime trail!!!! Absolutely amazing on al levels. Great for kids and adults alike. An amazing reflection of how powerful the Earth is. We took a while on these trail to read all the information on the guided tour. You can download it on your phone. No one is here right now. We had this too ourselves 99% of the time.

Quick out and back. The overlook to Pu’u Puai is overgrown. But great for kids to run and stretch. It is completely paved, good for strollers and wheelchairs. Although the line is not as clear cut as before it is still amazing transition between forest and lava demo.

hiking
12 days ago

My favorite waterfall. We had it all to ourselves and the walking approach was just enough adventure for me and my old knees.

Gentle walk around the crater rim trail to KMC then back via the Halema’uma’u steam bluffs. Super easy walk, great views.

What a beautiful hike. It was a perfect day. The sun was coming thru the forested area and when we got to the crater and walked across, the clouds kept it from getting too hot. Wear layers - can be chilly at first. So much to look at.

hiking
no shade
rocky
13 days ago

Walk through the lava to a viewpoint out and back. Is paved for a very short section not all the way at all so description is wrong and you end up walking on black sand and lava rocks. No shade after the small hut about 20 minutes in so could be brutal on a hot day. But nice views from the top and could continue onto Crater Rim trail. Trail is open (06/19/20).

Very windy and cold. Worth the short hike amazing views.

Beautiful trail. Need to go down the road to Hana to get to. Bamboo forest leading to a gorgeous waterfall

Easy hike. It's beautiful. The whole park is beautiful.

An easy walk and nice and cool. And it's a flipping lava tube! It's great. Unless you're a monster with no appreciation of natural wonders, you will enjoy this.

I mean, you're hiking on a volcano. How cool is that? The trail down can be muddy and slippery but I did it with a toddler on my shoulders.

Great little hike, really cool to walk true a lava tube. Done in 2017.

really cool vapor throughout the walk

Great trail, not a hard track. Completed the way back on a sprained ankle - be careful if you decide to go to the very bottom of the waterfall as it’s slippery (signs advise against it). Gorgeous view at the bottom of the waterfall. Barely anyone on the track when I went (march).

hiking
no shade
over grown
1 month ago

Awesome trail. Hiked this February 2020 while visiting/vacationing from Alaska and it was definitely not like any trail I've ever hiked! Special place. Steam vents are super neat but don't get too close.

Part of the national park, but beautiful.

Long and uninteresting. The Trail was not difficult from a physical/endurance standpoint. The only obstacle is altitude sickness, which came after 3+ hours into the hike. The terrain is a series of gravel like rock, sharp lava rock, and smooth lava rock. For the most part the Trail is easy too follow, but there are a few other trails to watch out for. This Trail isn’t one I would recommend.

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