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Best trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii? AllTrails has 39 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 15 moderate trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park ranging from 1.2 to 12.1 miles and from 0 to 7,611 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Without volcanoes there would be no Hawaii. Fortunately for the world, Hawaii's volcanoes continue to produce their famous molten lava, which results in a growing mass of paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. One of the most spectacular spots to witness this natural miracle in action is on the Big Island of Hawaii at Volcanoes National Park, where two active volcanoes (Mauna Loa and Kilauea) regularly spout ash clouds, smoke and hot lava into the sea. Visitors can hike around the park and experience an incredible range of microclimates and sites, from rain forests to eerie lava tubes to spectacular views of the ocean. Volcanic activity is responsible for a new island that is currently being created in Hawaii, which would bring the total number of islands to 9 in the state's chain. Just off the southern coast of the Big Island is Loihi, an underwater volcano that has been erupting since 1996. The new island is scheduled to break the ocean's surface in about 250,000 years, so we have a while before we need to book our reservations. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day including holidays. However, the Kahuku Unit is only open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. For Visitor Center hours, see here: https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/hours.htm ENTRANCE FEES - Effective January 1, 2020 $30.00 per private non-commercial vehicle (capacity 15 or less) - 7 days $15.00 per pedestrian or bicycle - 7 days $25.00 per motorcycle - 7 days $55.00 Hawai‘i Tri-park Annual Pass

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Map of trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Park information
Acreage:
323,431 acres
Contact
(808) 985-6000
Top trails (39)
#1 - Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(855)
Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 40 m
NOTE: Due to volcanic activity last year, the northern Crater Rim portion of this loop is closed, making this an out-and-back hike. You can still start at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot and take the CratShow more
#2 - Halema’uma’u Steam Bluff and Sulfur Banks
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(199)
Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 35 m
Halema’uma’u Steam Bluff and Sulfur Banks is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Volcano, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trShow more
#3 - Pu'u Huluhulu via Napau Crater Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(132)
Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Pu'u Huluhulu via Napau Crater Trail is a 2.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pahoa, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is Show more
#4 - Halema'uma'u Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(110)
Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 58 m
Halema'uma'u Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pahoa, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#5 - Devastation Trail to Puu Puai Overlook
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray Star(135)
Length: 1 mi • Est. 29 m
NOTE: The Pu’u Pua’i Overlook side of this trail is CLOSED in order to protect the local Nēnē population. You can get to the Overlook from the nearby Devastation Trail parking lot. NOTE: the eruption Show more
#6 - Kilauea Craters Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(29)
Length: 8 mi • Est. 4 h 7 m
Hiking inside the desolate crater of possibly the world's most active volcano. The volcanic activity that created the Hawaiian island chain hasn't yet finished working on what's know as the 'Big IslaShow more
#7 - Napau Crater via Napau Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(27)
Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 8 m
Napau Crater via Napau Trail is a 11.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primaShow more
#8 - Kipuka Puaulu Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(64)
Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 33 m
Kipuka Puaulu Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number Show more
#9 - Byron Ledge Trail from Devastation Trailhead
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(58)
Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 47 m
Byron Ledge Trail from Devastation Trailhead is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The Show more
#10 - Nāulu Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(30)
Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 15 m
Nāulu Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiShow more
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