Halema'uma'u Trail

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Halema'uma'u Trail is a 6.5 mile out and back trail located near Pahoa, Hawaii that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

6.5 miles
1,236 feet
Out & Back


nature trips

trail running




no dogs

Directions from Kilauea Visitor Center: The trail begins from the parking lot of the visitor center.

Monday, July 10, 2017

The majority of this trail, the part the goes across the Halema‘uma‘u Crater, as well as most of the Byron Ledge Trail and the west half of the Crater Rim Trail, were closed when I visited last week due to high levels of sulfur in the air from the volcano. It seems like they've been closed for a while, because the off-limits area was marked on permanent park signage and brochures. I did take the trail from the Visitor's Center down to the crater surface, where you can walk a hundred yards or so out onto the lava bed, then over to the enjoyable Kilauea Iki Trail to cross that smaller crater. Combined with an out-and-back on the Kau Desert Trail from the Visitor's Center to the Jaggar Museum, that was a good alternative to crossing the big crater.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Friday, December 09, 2016

trail running
Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Monday, January 21, 2013