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A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderate four mile hike. You'll descend through a lush rain forest to the floor of the crater, which once was a lake of lava. Carry water and go during the coolest part of the day. The crater landscape is extremely interesting and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Patty Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilauea Iki Trail is inside the volcano nation park. The full round trip is about 4 miles, it took us about 2 hours total with rests and photo taking. I'd say it's an easy to medium level trail. The path down to the crater is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Simon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As of Sept 30th, 2019, whole trail is open. FOOD/DRINKS: None available near trail. RESTROOMS: in parking lot. Restrooms easy to find: yes. No restrooms on trail. COST: $25 to enter National park per car. PARKING: Good amount of free parking. WORTH IT: YES! LENGTH...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kim H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As of 20th of September 2019, the entire round trip trail (around 4 miles total) is now open to the public after being partially closed since mid 2018. It's a great hike which descends from the parking lot (from where you get picturesque views of...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TravellerNDA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hike down (400 feet elevation gain) is all lush and green. Once at the bottom, you hike across the caldera, barren like the moon. Quite a contrast. So Fun! My wife hiked with me - she has full knee replacements on both knees, the second...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank XactoMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Currently, you can only hike half the trail (in reverse order) but the NPS hopes to have completely open soon. The trail now starts downhill through the lush vegetation and then ends on the crater floor. (You used to be able to complete a loop...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dorjifan
Reviewed 6 September 2019 via mobile

But didn’t go across the entire crater, only down and then back up . Breathtaking . My teens were in awe.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Irene C
Reviewed 3 September 2019

This hike is very good and can be somewhat challenging depending on your fitness level. The first part of the hike is mostly level and very pretty. There's a ton of interesting flowers and scenic spots to take pictures. The hike down to the crater...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AFlife
Reviewed 1 August 2019

I’m not one who really likes to hike, but after a day of flora and fauna I decided I’d give it another chance. Surprisingly, I loved it! So glad I took lots of pictures. I think I’ll give it another chance! Nice to know it’s...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 22 July 2019

I am not one who hikes, but I hiked this trail with my husband and it was worth the time. It was a beautiful hike and it was cool to walk across the crater. Be sure to go prepared with lots of water, proper footwear,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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18 September 2018|
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Response from DaveandCaz44 | Reviewed this property |
I think the National Park itself has literally only just re-opened, but as to which trails I don't really know sorry. Their website may tell you more but it's hard to tell from their map...the Iki overlook is open but not... More
9 August 2018|
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Response from Nancy147 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the Volcano National Park is closed (including this trail). Friday, officials went into the park to assess the safety and damage done by the earthquakes. Hopefully, they open more of the park. The volcanic... More
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