Explore the most popular trails near Kilauea with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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on Wai Koa Stone Dam

3 days ago

beautiful even in the drizzling rain !

Nice shorty trail so some beautiful views! Do it!

Beautiful brief hike down to a soft sandy beach with crashing waves!

Very beautiful views like a nice stroll in the park. Super easy, enjoy :)

on Kilauea Lighthouse

2 months ago

Amazing views. It costs $5 to walk through but it's worth it. They have binoculars you can use if you'd like. There are a handful of stationary binoculars directed at certain points as well.

Nice easy walk with beautiful views

$5 dollar entry (cash only)
Lots of bird and is a beautiful place to visit

Awesome hike even though it rained for half is the time. lots of interesting tidbits on trees and amazing fields of Mahogany trees. The views at the Dam and the colours were well worth getting wet and muddy. All six of us (two were our grandkids 11 and 9) enjoyed the afternoon. it is everything that is advertised.

hiking
3 months ago

The sights at the end were well worth the hike. Fairly easy hike when I went but the entire trail is dirt and leaves so beware if you are hiking after it rain. On a dry day it is kid friendly for a slightly older child or parents with younger kids in a backpack

hiking
3 months ago

This is barely a hike and very touristy- which isn’t a bad thing- it’s more of a walk per say- it takes you along the farm lands- and is well marked. But the end is really breathtaking- the stone damn is really pretty and you can jump off into the stream from a rope swing.

Love this place :)

walking
3 months ago

Pleasant walk. Just a heads up: when there have been heavy rains likely there will be a “brown water” alert and swimming at the dam is discouraged.

Amazing beach! Hike in/out was pretty easy and definitely worth it!

Great beach! Easy rating seems about right. My 6 mo pregnant wife did it no problems. Not many people at the beach so definitely worth it.

A beautiful location but NOT an EASY hike. Short does not mean easy. It is steep and can be very slippery if wet. When I see an "easy" rating I think I could take the kids. I wouldn't on this one. The hike back up would be unpleasant.

Easy hike.

I am confused as to why this trail is rated easy and the Hideaway Beach trail is moderate. This trail is definitely not as tricky to get down as the Hideaway Beach trail but as others have said, you want to pack light and wear shoes that don't slip easily. The beach is gorgeous and not as crowded as other beaches so that was a big plus. Definitely going back.

5 months ago

Hiking now, breathtaking views including a horse ranch, the swing to jump into the river, a Buddha and the most beautiful Mountain Views!

on Kilauea Lighthouse

birding
5 months ago

Wow so many birds Red-footed boobies, Red and White tailed tropic birds, frigate birds and Wedge talied Shearwaters! Binoculars are in the visitor center to rent for free!!! The hike is paved too and not long!!!

walking
5 months ago

Absolutely spectacular views and exceptional staff made this tourist stop a treat.

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