Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail

MODERATE 161 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.

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2 days ago

This was a fantastic trail! You start on a trail that takes you a little over a mile through the bright green beautiful rain forest and the a steep decline into the caldera! It's about another mike through the bottom and then up and out the other end! The up and downs got us sweating, but this 4 mike trek was awesome. So glad we did it!

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24 days ago

Well marked and maintained trail. A trail guide can be bought at visitors center which gives history of the formation and geology of the trail at 15 marked locations. The trail starts in very wooded area then loops back across base of crater (nice breeze here) and then back up through the woods. I rec counterclockwise which matches up with trail guide and allows for more anticipation of the crater. Multiple steam vents across the crater.

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28 days ago

Loved this hike in volcano national park!

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29 days ago

Pretty easy hike. Great scenery. Trail is well marked and there were plenty of people around without it feeling crowded. Cool experience overall.

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