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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  • It is so cool to be walking on a volcano---Nun said! As you're hiking think of the live volcanos you've seen as well as the videos. It gets hot so start early. Bring water. Trail can be kinda sketchy ...  more »
  • This trail is about 6.5 km long and easy for children to create. The counterclockwise, it is great to run the rise falls at the end then something easier. To run across a lava Lake in the crater is already really impressive. Two huge collapsed lava bubbles can be seen and to some is ripped open the lava and hot steam comes out. Eat and drink as well as solid shoes should be wrapped.
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  • My husband and I did this hike with our 8 month old in a carrier. Did it on a over cast day.. which actually worked out perfect because you are still able to see everything and it was extremely hot ac...  more »