Sulphur Banks Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
95 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park P.O. Box 52 Hawaii National Park, HI 96718-0052 Visitor Information (808) 985-6000

walking
1 month ago

It’s hard to call this a hike because it’s either paved or on a boardwalk, but this should not be missed when coming to Volcano National Park. Do this before heading to the crater rim (which you can do by extending this hike about 0.5 miles) for the full experience of the volcano.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice and well maintained trail through interesting landscape. Did with 2 young kids.

hiking
8 months ago

Went in September 2017

Interesting part of the Volcanoes Park with steam vents and sti ky sulphur banks :)

hiking
8 months ago

Short and easy, cool to look at, good informational signs

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Beautiful trail with wooden deck, very easy and very nice

walking
Monday, July 17, 2017

fairly short but still gets 4 stars for its exclusive features

hiking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Fairly short hike through sulfur banks with some steam vents. Reminded me of Yellowstone a bit - but without the hot pools or mud pits. Still worth seeing for the short effort.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

worth going and seeing. short and easy

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

This was a fun and interesting hike.

hiking
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Definitely a neat part of the park to see. The path is paved and easy to hike; however, the volcanic fumes are hazardous and therefore the hike is not recommended for certain individuals (visitors with breathing and heart problems, pregnant women, or young children).

hiking
Thursday, January 22, 2015

This trail was good to explore with the kids. There are signs that warn you against taking young kids, but so long as you keep to the path and don't linger too long, you should be fine. If you have binoculars, bring them so you can get good close up views of the sulfur crystals. My kids loved the trail, though they did complain about the smell!

NOTE: The trail info says 1 mile/1 hour. It does not take that long!

hiking
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quite an interesting hike this is! I love the vivid colors that's created by the sulfur crystals. Very easy hike. You also get to see underground vents. If you have asthma or any respiratory issues... probably not recommended as the smell of sulfur is pretty strong.

hiking
Friday, February 18, 2011

Interesting feature in Volcano National Park, not too far by car from the entrance and military camp. The copious, perpetual steam from underground vents is mixed with sulphur, which smells of rotten eggs and leaves deposits that color the banks yellow. Strong word of caution---the sulphuric gas is very irritating to the respiratory system and may cause a severe, long lasting choking sensation. Do not linger too long in this area if the smell of the gas gets too strong!

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