Kilauea Iki Trail, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
5/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
Leading through lush vegetation and its namesake crater, Kilauea Iki Trail offers you the chance to hike through one of Hawaii's most famous volcanic areas inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This 6.4 km (4 mi) round-trip trail will take you from the crater's rim and eventually lead you across the bottom of the formation. Be sure to keep an eye out for native birds and animals as you trek the rainforest. You'll find that the residual heat from subterranean lava causes water to evaporate and rise in clouds of steam from the crater floor. Keep in mind that the trail itself is considered moderately difficult and the 122 m (400 ft) descent down from the crater rim is quite steep and rocky, so be sure to wear comfortable footwear. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kilauea Iki Trail by using our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is an amazing hike! Jungle, reular forest, molten lava, going through a crater. Highly recommended! The hike was moderately easy for young folks in good health. I'd expect anyone from teens and u...  read more »
  • The hike is amazing. I have never seen landscape like that day. It does get very hot, especially when you go across the crater. There are many steam vents and you can feel the heat escaping the earth....  read more »
  • awesome but pretty hot in the crater. so go early and bring a hat and water. it's a nice distance and not to difficult. 
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