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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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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

"Look, there's people at the crater basin!" he said. "I wonder how you get down there?" he asked. "Want to give it a try?" he suggested. In the meantime, the rain is coming down in blowing mist, we are in a rain forest, 4,000' higher...More

Thank drmlmom
Reviewed 4 days ago

This beautiful trail leads through primeval forest along the rim of the crater rim. You get to see many species of jungle plants and maybe see wild birds in the trees. At the far end of the trail you descend into the crater itself. What...More

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hike encompasses variety ecosystems. Be ready for the switchbacks up at the end (bring lil snack n water). Do the loop so you can catch the lava tubes for the finale. Small trek back to the car along the road unless you have two...More

Thank coconutgrl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An easy/moderate trail in terms of difficulty if you hike at all; but the unique trek across the crater to witness the steam vents is a key part of your visit to the park. Take your time and hopefully you will get a bit of...More

1  Thank Anita H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This one I would rate as mid level only because of the rocky terrain and the elevation change. My grand son did it but he is quite the little hiker for a 3 year old and managed to do most of it without being carried...More

Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to do an easy version, head to the left which takes you through the jungle down into the crater (the shortest way to the bottom). When you arrive at the crater floor (maybe 30 mins?) you can take some photos and then...More

2  Thank Lylie L
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Really unique experience and to us one of our favorite things we did in our two weeks on the Big Island. It took us a bit over 2 hours to do the whole thing. Make sure to bring water. Well worth the time if you...More

2  Thank parcapecod
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The view from the start of this hike is fantastic. Don't miss it, even if you don't have time to do the trail. The lava tubes will give you plenty of foliage to see and a much shorter hike if you want. The visitor center...More

1  Thank garbagecollector
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

On the big island this is the one for me so far. Greatview as you walk along both of the crater below and the Halema‘uma‘u crater in the background smoking away. And thenyou get to descend and walk across the crater floor quite the weird...More

Thank CJunker
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This hike came recommended from a friend and I am so glad we did it. Other reviews recommend a counter clockwise loop so as to go down stairs to enter the caldera and hike out using switchbacks. I also recommend this even though we didn't...More

2  Thank Amy T
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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.
12 July 2017|
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Response from gail S | Reviewed this property |
Early is better on some days but when I was there it was not excessively crowded later in the day.