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Kilauea Iki Trail

Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-985-6000
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A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great hike” (123 reviews)
“crater floor” (185 reviews)
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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"great hike"
in 123 reviews
"crater floor"
in 185 reviews
"counter clockwise"
in 69 reviews
"parking lot"
in 131 reviews
"thurston lava tube"
in 145 reviews
"steam vents"
in 182 reviews
"bring water"
in 73 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 24 reviews
"lava cake"
in 95 reviews
"favorite hike"
in 15 reviews
"kilauea iki"
in 56 reviews
"guide book"
in 17 reviews
"mile hike"
in 53 reviews
"switch backs"
in 15 reviews
"wear sunscreen"
in 16 reviews
"lush rainforest"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did several different walks there and each has its own cool atmosphere and sightings. The trail of devastation lets you look over the caldera of an older outbreak and to walk through the lava tubes is very cool too. It’s amazing to see the...More

1  Thank KristinMiles
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice and mostly shaded to hike into and out of the volcano. The hike is listed as about 4 miles and only a bit strenuous hiking back up. The ground is very uneven and sharp or muddy in places so I recommend wearing...More

Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, be sure to take the time to hike the 4-mile Kilauea Iki trail. When do you ever get a chance to walk through a volcano crater?!! My spouse and I are retired seniors who had no trouble with...More

1  Thank Maui2014NMR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews are all correct - this is the one hike to do for sure on the island. If you are coming from Kona it is a long (about 2 hour ) drive, and so we left around 7:30 and I would recommend leaving this...More

Thank dhallier
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did this hike with my husband last Saturday and it was awesome! We have hiked many of the trails on Oahu, but have never experienced anything quite like this! The hike is about a 4(ish) miles of terrain which ranges from going downhill, across...More

Thank haleyk91
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot and ended at Thurston Lava Tube. I’m glad we did it that direction because we had wind at our backs across the lava lake. A memorable hike, not too difficult although there are a lot of steps...More

Thank susanaquerida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked straight down fron the Thurston lava tube parking lot rather than fron the Kilauea Iki parking lot. Either way you are hiking down into the crater and back up again so not sure the start makes a difference. It rained on us the...More

Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is a good length and provides a chance for a rain forest and crater experience. It involves some ascent but not extreme.

Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you do just one hike in the park, do this one because it has it all. Great forest trip, walk across the lava crater, and there is a lava tube to walk through in the middle.

Thank Kate L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everywhere you hike is more fascinating than the last hike. this place is remarkable. the hiking is challenging and you are greatly rewarded for your efforts

Thank Simplyrdd
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Lawrence S
18 April 2018|
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Response from worldismyoyster2015 | Reviewed this property |
We came in late to volcano lodge at 3pm so drove straight down chain of craters road parked at thurston lava tube and walked to kiluea iki trail. We walked down to base , explored fissures with steam vents on crater floor... More
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tlee33
26 October 2017|
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Response from TulaKitty | Reviewed this property |
Hi. As a female who hikes all the time, I would feel comfortable hiking it alone in the day time.
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Elitefreak
13 July 2017|
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Response from OhenryII | Reviewed this property |
There is overflow parking about 1/4 mile from the Tube--you'll see it first as you drive the route. This is actually the best place to park if you are hiking the trail because it's easier to go down this side and back up the... More
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