Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail

MODERATE 191 reviews

Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
875 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Great day hike down into and across a solid lava lake in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Klauea Iki Trail starts in the rain forest on the crater's rim. The trail descends 400 feet through the rain forest to the crater floor. Hikers will cross the still-steaming crater floor, past the gaping throat of the vent that built Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone, and return to your starting point via the crater's rim. Highlights: Rain forest, birds, insects, 1959 lava lake, steam vents, cinder and spatter cone.

hiking
14 hours ago

Nice and easy trail

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3 days ago

Worth the hike! walking across the crater is like walking on mars! The hike isn't too bad. The climb back up was a little tiring but it's pretty gradual and smooth.

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12 days ago

It was so beautiful, like a rainforest, not really strenuous. Then including a hike across the crater floor was fabulous.

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hiking
27 days ago

Great hike. Bring water. The crater is warm. Avoid looking to closely into open holes as they can be steamy. Great hike tho. Forgot to hit record at the start. Expect this to be just over 3 miles

hiking
28 days ago

walking
29 days ago

Fun, easy hike for family through unusual (for us) terrain.

hiking
1 month ago

hawaii volcanoes n.p. has an undeniable energy and this hike left me in awe

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1 month ago

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