Thurston Lava Tube Trail

EASY 62 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

13 days 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.

1 month ago

Easy loop walk that is fun for kids and adults.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month 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.

2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

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

4 months ago

Fun easy trail with short moderate descent and ascent to ends of the tube. Bring a flashlight if you want to check out darker corners. Can be chilly so take a jacket. Takes about half hour total for experienced hikers.

4 months ago

Nice view of a lava tube.

4 months ago

5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

this trail was awesome for my 2 yr old and full of life

walking
7 months ago

Short but nice walk. Kids loved it