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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“crater floor” (184 reviews)
Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a group of five people, went with my parents in their late 50s and two friends in their 40s. Not everyone is in the best shape, and this hike is surely challenging. The actual miles you need to walk from the parking lot...More

Thank Wenrui Y
Reviewed 5 days ago

Where does one get to walk on a field of cooled lava? The walk is an easy walk down a path to the fields of lava. Wear good shoes and take a walking stick if you have one. Follow the stacks of lava rocks to...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not every day do you get a chance to walk inside a volcano crater. It's a fairly easy hike, fairly small elevation change. There are a few places with tricky footing but it's mostly an easy walk. Most of the crater is still just lava,...More

1  Thank Jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moderate four mile hike down into a lava lake bed. Self guided tour with a tour book gave you points of interest, but just enjoying the lake vistas, lava rocks, steam vent, & surrounding rain forest was pleasant. My only complaint is that they should...More

Thank spomer1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This 4 mile loop hike goes from rainforest down to crater floor and back up again through amazing views. The up and downhill sections can be a little challenging, especially over lava rock sections, but it’s well worth the effort. Great hike!

1  Thank FontanaBananas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow 1to2 hours easy down side of crater under forest and then on crater in open, prepare for sun, rain and steam vents.

Thank worldismyoyster2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on what shape you're in, a moderately challenging hike lasting about two hours ( we're in our early sixties and relatively fit ). Although we saw people doing this hike in casual sandals, we recommend good footwear and water. Take time to read the...More

1  Thank rainbowtrout2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We set off at 7am(sunrise). Not another car in the lot surprisingly. The loop with kids, 7 and 10, with several stops took us 2 hours. Best counter-clockwise as the park recommends and also take a walk through the lava cave. Very fun landscape walking...More

Thank fourknees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the trail is moderately demanding you are rewarded along the way with several interesting things to see. So you are always looking something interesting and so you do the walk without thinking about its length.

Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landscape of nothing but rock, with sparse vegetation only beginning to emerge. You can do this trail easily in under an hour, plus another 1-2 hours to return to your starting-point by hiking along Crater Rim Trail. Combined, these two trails make...More

Thank Pat M
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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.