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

We did about half this trail before turning back to allow time for other things. The way down to the crater floor isn't bad at all. The trek back up is more difficult as the hills are steep but still doable. The views are worth...More

1  Thank Kaela P
Reviewed 1 week ago

All craters worth seeing but we ran out of time to go all the way to sea arches. Need many days to fully visit all sites

Thank bqgore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rim road and trails around the volcano were closed due to gases and road damage. Devastation Road was open about 1.7 miles. No active lava anywhere on the island or any of the others. Cool if you like a big crater with some steam...More

Thank Nomad825957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked this trail last December with my two young adult sons. I know that the National Park has recently reopened, and I hope that this trail is still available for those who enjoy hiking. The trail is about four-mile round trip hike with the...More

1  Thank tphybridtx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This part of the park was severely disrupted by the volcanic eruption, but when it reopens, do go see this crater. The trail around the rim is like Jurassic Park then the walk along the crater floor is surrealistic and worth the effort.

Thank eaglecadd
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were fortunate the park had just reopened to a limited degree. The trails are interesting, and perhaps get a little boring after the initial spookiness wears off.

Thank Eugistic
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Although you can still park and see this beautiful crater, rangers tell us a large part of the upper rim trail has fallen in several places, so until the area is stable and the trail realigned, this hike is a no go. Try Mauna Ulu...More

7  Thank kalamakid
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We visit Kilauea just 1month before it erupted. I remember when I was standing there and took a selfie with my wife - it was an unforgettable moment.

2  Thank Aeri666
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was my second time over this trail. The first was in summer 2005. While the trail itself is still the same, it was noticably different in other ways. There is now more vegetation in the crater and less steam coming from the cracks. Also...More

3  Thank Frances C
Reviewed 5 July 2018

You walk down a zig zag trail down the canyon wall - lush with tropical growth before coming out onto the surface of the moon - but with bright sun and breathable air. In the distance you can see whiffs of steam emanating from the...More

1  Thank Billabob J
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19 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
Reshad R
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
Lawrence S
19 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