Lava Tube Hike

MODERATE 4 reviews

Lava Tube Hike is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hilo, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
433 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

backpacking
6 months ago

Just follow the rock carns and everything will be a-ok. it's actually a 12.6 mile round trip trail 6.3 in and 6.4 back - the turn around point is in po-oh trailhead and is marked wo th a large 15x15 meter clearing. I walked the powerlines back and used Google Maps because was sick of hopping from boulder to boulder.

6 months ago

A rocky trail. Didn’t get far because it is also a place where there is hunting and we saw some people shooting. Clearly a good idea to bring some neon gear.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

The trail was very rocky so not the most comfortable hike for anyone with knee or ankle problems. I did get great pictures in front of Mauna Kea on this hike so I would say I wasn't too disappointed. The distance to the Lava Tube was comfortable and easy (no inclines).

hiking
1 day ago