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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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Triple Crater Hawaii Volcano Hiking Adventure
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A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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

It’s always cool to experience new things, such as hiking a volcano trail and walking through a crater. I’m not one to have organized guides, but I did it this time to learn a lot more and to feel a little more secure hiking this...More

Thank Celia P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved the trail. Didn't expect it to be hard but was challenging with a great surprise at end. Well worth the time.

Thank GlamGram9989
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome hike and a great family outing for TuTu and grandchildren along with Mom and Dad. We then had a lovely lunch at Volcano House.

Thank PattieFree
Reviewed 4 days ago

Four of us completed this hike on our second day at VNP. We don't go on hike often but were prepared for a challenge. The hike was a moderate hike lasting about 3 hours, challenging at parts but easy at others. The contrast between the...More

Thank reneek22
Reviewed 6 days ago

With this hike you see both the tropical rain forest aspect and the dried lava landscape. You pass by steam vents as well as tropical orchids. It's a very worthwhile hike at VNP. Getting there early was helpful for us, as they told us it...More

Thank philsbert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Start at Kilaeua Iki Overlook and go through the forest enjoying the ferns and the birds before the steep descent to the crater floor. In a moment lush forest becomes barren lava. The three mile hike can take anything from 2-4 hours depending on your...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sure enjoyed our hike and seeing steam vents breaking through cooled lava. It was hot, but we got a wonderful rain.

1  Thank Judy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the trail and views. It was moderately difficult and takes about 2 hours to complete. Bring lots of water with you and a trail map will point out areas of interest along the trail.

2  Thank Aimee R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kilauea Iki trail is one you don't want to miss. You'll hike right though the crater, and even see vents that steam. The hike is not terribly hard, but you will want some sturdy shoes. All that lava soaks up the sunshine, and makes it...More

1  Thank roadtrippinchick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After speaking with a couple of rangers we decided to do the Kilauea Iki trail. It was amazing and please dont get me wrong it was a little tuff and dangerous but was so worth it. The wife and I are not experienced hikers but...More

2  Thank Asics447
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13 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.
27 December 2015|
Response from H20looer | Reviewed this property |
It has now been a few years since I was there, but I recall only a somewhat strenuous part up and down (in the shade of foliage) at the beginning and end of the hike. The middle is flat and easy, but can be sunny, so bring... More