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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.

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Get the map, bring a snack.

At the start of the trail, we got a map from a bin. Lucky we did, because it had great descriptions and stories. Wonderful hike. We ate lunch in the crater. The hike takes a while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the start of the trail, we got a map from a bin. Lucky we did, because it had great descriptions and stories. Wonderful hike. We ate lunch in the crater. The hike takes a while if you stop often for photos, but, if you don't, you can get through it pretty quickly.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A worthwhile hike to the crater floor. Maybe a 350ft or so decent, with safe straightforward well maintained trail. The amazing view from the floor is worth the trek.

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Silt, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have done this hike 3 times now and still enjoy it a lot. Forest walk around the rim then across the caldera. A great four mile jaunt.

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Thank TominColo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Iki trail takes you from the top of the caldera of Kilauea Iki (child of Kilauea) to the floor of the caldera. you then walk across the base and take the trail up to the top again which leads you to the parking area for this attraction. This is not a trivial hike for the uninitiated.It is about 4... More 

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Thank 110edwardb
Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From a rainforest across a still steaming caldera floor and back up, I'll never forget this hike. Took my husband and I about an hour and a half - make sure you pick up a trail guide pamphlet at the trailhead.

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Thank OotyKate
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike is about 4 miles round trip, including descent into the Kilauea Iki crater floor and climbing back out. It is maybe the best experience in the park. Take water and snacks! Wear a hat and sunblock!

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike was recommended by the visitors center and by the Lonely Planet as we only had 4 hours to venture in the park. It was around 6 km and took us about 1.5 to 2 hours (much of the time spent taking photos). Really amazing to walk on a lava field and end at the Thurston Lave tubes. Walking... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I hiked this trail it was my birthday and I realized that I was older than the dirt I was walking on. I usually make a counter clockwise circuit because I find it easier to climb up the steep part at the end of the trail than going down this steep area below Thurstons lava tube. Either... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hike to see the crater in person. Wear very good shoes and layers; also take a pole. It's cool on the rim and hot on the lava floor. We entered from the hotel end of the crater and it was very rough going down but there are some rails. Regular athletic shoes have too broad of a sole and... More 

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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great drive to take to get a view of the size of the volcanic activity. Large fields of lava and the walks through dead volcano craters shows how gigantic these areas are.

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