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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” (111 reviews)
“crater floor” (167 reviews)
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic hike! Beautiful views, countless pictures and extremely interesting place. Absolutely a must do!

Thank The_Chiappone
Reviewed 4 days ago

we went counter clockwise, make sure and get the little map book , from the actual trail starting point on the right side of the parking lot.....it explains different things along the way. The decent is easy and shaded, and offers some sweet views of...More

2  Thank surveyor72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where else in the world can you walk through the middle of a hardened lava lake? Great 4-mile loop hike around the rim of and through a crater. Allow 2-3 hours for the hike; if you tend to take photos and like exploring, there will...More

1  Thank Mhbirnbaum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of four, children ages 8 and 11 at the time of this hike. It's truly hard to explain and fully grasp the fact you're walking over a giant lava lake that isn't even that old in the grand scheme of things....More

1  Thank Christy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely 4 mile morning walk. Don't wait till the heat of the day to do it. The first and last parts of the trip are in beautiful jungle with lots of bird song, the middle part of the hike is across an amazing lava...More

1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went counterclockwise on the 4 mile loop which put the stairs on the way down and the switchback ramps on the way up for the 400 foot altitude change. It took us 2.5 hours taking our time. It is shady on the way up...More

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a 4 mile hike loop (about 2+ hrs) from Volcanic Natl Park & you do see some really unique sights & "feel" the volcano beneath your feet. But don't expect to get anywhere near to see lava. You end up so far away...More

Thank AJEmerson
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kilauea iki Trail was well worth the 2-3 hrs hike. The hike is a big circle, you start at one location then travel in a circle to return to where you started. We traveled in a counter-clockwise direction which was better in hind-sight since...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is one of the day hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and is a 4 mile loop that leads you down a 400 foot descent to the floor of the crater where you walk across the lava and then ascend 400 feet back...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking the Kilauea Iki you really get the feeling of being on another planet or in a SF movie, in some dystopic universe. It's fascinating and it's a piece of nature like you've never seen before.

Thank Vladimir1998
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Elitefreak
12 July 2017|
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Response from RTDRTDRTD | Reviewed this property |
If parked at overlook and proceeding towards lava tube (.5 mile) give 30 minutes for this leg of hike. When exiting lava tubes, you can proceed around rim and across floor of caldera then back to overlook parking. Give... More
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pitonov5
27 December 2015|
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Response from H20looer | Reviewed this property |
It has now been a few years since I was there, but I recall only a somewhat strenuous part up and down (in the shade of foliage) at the beginning and end of the hike. The middle is flat and easy, but can be sunny, so bring... More
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