Explore the most popular trails in Kilauea National Wildlife Refuge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

We thought this would go around the point at the end. Not so. Very nice view points. Not spectacular and would certainly not do again.

Took this little trail a couple weeks ago on a nice sunny day. Easy walk to the rocks and surf.

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike. Awesome homes along the side of the hike. Great views at the end but the hike is a bit on the short side. Way back is a better workout.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice views but not a hike!

hiking
25 days ago

Easy hike, muddy along dirt road. Views spectacular.

Not a hike, like others have mentioned- just a short walk on a paved path. Beautiful views though and a tour of the lighthouse is included in the $10 entry fee.

Closed today due to federal budget impasse. Can see lighthouse from gate ~1/4 mile away.

Beautiful view, but gate was closed, so we were unable to go walk up to the lighthouse.

ditto many of the other comments. make sure you go early enough to rock climb around the point and up to the cliff where ypu can see the lightjouse

Not really a hike. We watched a rain cloud move in across the water and soak us, it was pretty. lol

Stunning views and worth the entrance fee

It’s more of a walk as others have stated. There is a $10.00 entrance fee. There are times parking can be challenging because it gets crowded. If you can wait it out, the breathtaking views and picturesque background is completely worth the $10.00.

Not a hike. More like a walk through a wildlife refuge. There is great information about local birds, which my kids and family are really into! A lovely stroll. Yes, there is an entrance fee but you are supporting national parks!

walking
3 months ago

We did this hike with a toddler in tow (in a backpack). We managed to get our rental car part way along the gravel, muddy road. We walked the rest of the road to a little beach. (A great spot for a snack and to play in the water - which we did on the way back).

The road was very wet and muddy. Be prepared to get your shoes wet!

We continued from the beach to the rock quarry and to Mokolea point.

There were lots of really cool things for the baby to see along the way. It did get a little sketchy out along the rocks but worth it. I’m not too sure how far out we hiked ... but we were not disappointed.

This was a great “go exploring” trail right beside the bird refuge.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely not a trail. $10 per person fee although my national parks access past granted me plus 3 to enter fee free. Nice views except for chain link fence surrounding the point. if you lean up on the fence check for large yellow-black spiders hanging below the rail! Almost grabbed one accidentally.

Very muddy but the pools are amazing

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike, parts were a bit muddy in October but as long as you don’t mind a little mud it’s fantastic. Mostly sunny, downhill out and uphill in the way back. Well worth it for the view at the end.

It was great to see different types of birds in their habitat.

Not really a hike. Just park and walk to the lighthouse. If you like history you will enjoy the lighthouse. Beautiful views

walking
6 months ago

We saw several species of sea birds and a pod of spinner dolphin walking along this trail. Bring your National Park pass or military ID to save on the entrance fee. And definitely bring a long lens...

Very easy walk. Don't forget to bring your National Park pass like I did.

This is a great hike! It’s not challenging, but offers some incredible views of the ocean and tide pools. It looked like you could even find some nice places to hang on a beach.

The lighthouse isn't the most impressive thing to see or visit. Not worth the $5 to get in.

Not really a hike. You have to pay $5 to get in and gates close at 4. Pretty views, lots of birds, and we saw some dolphins.

hiking
8 months ago

Great view

nature trips
9 months ago

Easy hike with cool tide pools at the end. Could be busy, could be the only ones there.

Only open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm otherwise gate is locked!!!

on Kilauea Lighthouse

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Amazing views. It costs $5 to walk through but it's worth it. They have binoculars you can use if you'd like. There are a handful of stationary binoculars directed at certain points as well.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Nice easy walk with beautiful views

Monday, November 20, 2017

$5 dollar entry (cash only)
Lots of bird and is a beautiful place to visit

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