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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
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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 via mobile

How many times have you walked on a crater that erupted for about 50 yrs ago? If you want that experience definitely do this hike. Its categorized as moderate to challenging hike. I almost got discouraged when the park ranger said that she will not...More

Thank hazel_travelss
Reviewed yesterday

Staff told me this is the busiest trail in the park. No surprise as it is an amazing hike! Part one of the trail follow the north ridge of the Kilauea Iki crater with great views of the crater, Pu’u Pua’i cinder cone, and even...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is our favorite hike. We did it twice this last time. It starts at the rim in a rain forest overlooking the crater, proceeds down through a rain forest, across the crater floor. The sure tenacity of some of the plant growing there will...More

1  Thank Scott H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did this with a guide as a Pride of America excursion. Our guide was very informative and supplied our group with water, rain ponchos and walking sticks. We are in our 60's and even though in fairly good shape we wouldn't have wanted to...More

2  Thank snowyowl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail begins with the Crater Rim Trail and then diverges down into the crater. Moderate hike. Great views. Be prepared to walk through the crater in the sun though. Best hiked starting at the Crater Rim Trailhead and ending across from the Thurston Lava...More

Thank Thewoodlandstexas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must!! So unique You will never do a hike like this. Get there early to beat the heat and the crowds.

Thank TheRattla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rainforest, former lava lake, crater, and lots of photo opportunities! There's other hikes in the Volcanoes National Park, but the Iki Trail is a great all-in-one destination. Skip the visitor center and museum, and get here early to beat the midday sun.

Thank Nunavut_bc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Volcano National Park, this is a must see/do hike. It's about 4 miles round trip and is just spectacular.

1  Thank Rmitch1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful landscape!! From the rainforest to the dry caldera...impressive. Mostly flat, except when going down/up the crater, where there are some “stairs” in the trail slope. Nothing challenging - at least under nice weather conditions. The rim and the forest are shady; no shade at...More

2  Thank Celine B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s 4.5 miles RT if you combine with Thurstons Lava Tube (its only .5, and you should) but it’s a very worthy hike. Hike through forests and dense vegetation to a somewhat barren crater floor. Tho we continue to be amazed at nature which has...More

1  Thank MKW777
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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.
13 July 2017|
Response from OhenryII | Reviewed this property |
There is overflow parking about 1/4 mile from the Tube--you'll see it first as you drive the route. This is actually the best place to park if you are hiking the trail because it's easier to go down this side and back up the... More
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.