Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail

MODERATE 228 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
616 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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5 days ago

One of the most amazing hikes I’ve ever been on

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5 days ago

Sympa. En partant directement du visitor center cela permet d’avoir aussi une vue sur le cratère Halema’um’a.

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10 days ago

Awesome hike! Through the lush forest switchbacks down into the lava lake. The vents are nice warm. The crater is like something out of this world. Paired these trails along portions of others for a 7 mile trip, parked at the visitors center. Several steep sections, definitely a challenge.

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1 month ago

Fantastic hike through beautiful greenery, with distant views of the bigger crater and steam wafting past. Heading down into this crater was just amazing. We loved the steep decent and moon like walk across the middle with steam pockets along the way.

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Not the prettiest hike, but very interesting geologically.

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1 month ago

Pretty place, very family friendly and open to a lot of exploration. Try to stay on the path and not to damage the surrounding areas by bush-wacking. I recommend going early since there are a lot of people mid-day to dusk. If you get there early and you stand in the middle of the crater, it's such a surreal experience - you can hear your heart beat!

1 month ago

amazing hike.
loved walk across the crater, steam vents and looking at new vegetation starting to come through.