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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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Walk across real geological activity

Took my family of 5 on this hike - you go down into the crater via a heavily wooded trail and then walk across hundreds of yards of the crater itself. You'll pass many smoking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my family of 5 on this hike - you go down into the crater via a heavily wooded trail and then walk across hundreds of yards of the crater itself. You'll pass many smoking holes you can stop at to feel the intense heat rising from the earth. Bring a good supply of water - at least half a... More 

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Granbury, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great 4 mile loop trail that offers scenic overlooks into the crater that erupted in 1959 and has since cooled and hardened into a solid black lava lakebed. After the overlooks it switches back down cut in stairs to the floor of the crater, which you traverse before climbing steadily back up to the rim level and... More 

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Dyer, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on a bus tour, so didn't get the time one would need to do the trail. Still it is an interesting area and if you have enough time......do it.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a couple in moderately good shape in our late 50's and we were able to hike this trail. However, I would NOT bring small children on this hike. First of all, go to the Visitors Center and buy the $2 Trail Guide that is found in the small gift shop. Then, begin the hike from the Jilauea Iki... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a perfect hike - you see lots of different things, from rain forest to dried lava, and it goes around in a circle so you don't retrace your steps. You can hike it in either direction, but I'd recommend starting to the right rather than the left (and that seems to be the park's recommendation as well). Although... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was good to hike on the crater as it was superb to actually walk on the volcanic crater. View was amazing and you can see some hot steam vents there. It was really tough and strenuous hike, but try to go there early in the morning because it will very sweaty under the hawaiian sun. Go there if you... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just planned for this randomly but at the first without knowing the beauty of it. When we started it was a rainforest very dense,which was amazing ,then we got some points where we were able to see the crater where lava lake existed in 1959 which was huge,it looked flat,after 15 minutes when we went down to 400 feet... More 

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Sunnyvale, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful hike in a volcanic environment. Can be hard due to elevation and heat for some people but gives some great views of earlier volcanic activity and some active vents

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Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

New plants in the lava rock, flowers, different trees and craters. Beautiful hike, wear good shoes as terrain is rough

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kilauea Iki Trail was recommended to us as one of the best hikes on the Big Island. The trek across the crater is incredible & breathtaking - it's pretty unreal to walk across a former lava lake & imagine what it used to look like. The way up & down into the crater is fairly steep, but the surroundings... More 

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