Thurston Lava Tube Trail

EASY 68 reviews

Thurston Lava Tube Trail is a 0.4 mile heavily trafficked loop 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
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
39 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

walking
12 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

walking
20 days ago

The lights were out which was no big deal since every phone has a light. The tube itself wasn't a big deal and too crowded with tourist busses.

24 days ago

lights were out. Worth doing though

25 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We did this loop after hiking 7miles through the volcano and it was the perfect easy walk before we started the 7miles back to our car. Very cool and very wet inside.

2 months ago

Easy loop walk that is fun for kids and adults.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

I walked in here a ways on a trip back in 92' Kilauea was really active so it was spooky in here. You feel like there would be no retreat if lava started heading your way. Even though I knew that wasn't possible, it was still creepy that day. I didn't go all the way to the end as others with me were waiting back in the car. It was interesting though and is easy to do.

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Easy but a must see if you never seen a lava tube. Parking is in short supply here even during weekdays