Kilauea Iki Trail, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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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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  • If you like to hike, and like volcanoes this is the hike for you. The trail head is easily accessible from the Visitors center along the Crater Rim Drive. Make sure you have water and are wearing good...  more »
  • This is a fascinating and unique hike through a solidified lava lake in KÄ«lauea Iki Crater. Purchasing and reading the $2 hiking guide will enhance your trip, giving history and points of interest. We...  more »
  • Pictures just don't do this hike justice. Its about 4 miles and took us around 2 hours total. Beautiful, easy trek through the rain forest down int o the crater and across the floor. You can see spots...  more »