Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail

MODERATE 207 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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4 days ago

My favorite hike at HVNP. I always take visitors on this one and have never had a complaint.

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7 days ago

If you'll do just one hike in Volcano National Park, make it this one. You'll see a bit of everything and it's accessible to most hikers.

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19 days ago

Great little hike, would say it is easy rather than moderate

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27 days ago

We combined some trails in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and ended having a great hike. Starting at the Visitor Center we started on the Earthquake Trail left of the Volcano House. At the end of the paved road we merged on Crater Rim Trail and turned left on Kilauea Iki Trail shortly after. At the Thurston Lava Tube we added a short loop through the tube then continued to the trail. After we passed the crater floor we connected with the Byron Ledge Trail in the direction of the Visitor Center. Following the signs we hikes parts of the Halema'uma'u Trail, the 'Iliahi Trail and the Sulphur Banks Trail. We ended at the Visitor Center where we parked our car. The hike is about 10-11 km long, it took us about 3,5 hours with stops and a snack pause. I would rate the hike on the harder side of moderate but it might be easier when it isn't raining all through the hike. We thought it was a great hike as we could include a street that is closed since an earthquake, a lava tube, hiking on a still cooling off lava lake in the Iki Crater, going down on the Caldera floor, the steam vents and the Sulphur banks. So there was pretty much to see on this reasonably long hike.

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1 month ago

Nice and easy trail

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1 month 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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