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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“crater floor” (172 reviews)
Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
+1 808-985-6000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This easy hike suit every one. Make sure you wear a hiking shoes sunglasses and a hat since you walk most of the hike on hard lava and under the sun. You can see some fume still coming from cheminy

Thank Lina S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We have done this hike several times. It is the hike we always suggest to friends visiting Hawaii Island. Great views of the old Kilauea Iki crater from above and even more interesting once on the crater floor. Takes between 2 and 3 hours depending...More

Thank begteb
Reviewed 6 days ago

While not too strenuous, the climb down and then back up is definitely not for everyone. Once into the crater, you can walk through the lava field and explore as you'd like. It is eerily beautiful and very interesting to see the plant life and...More

Thank kurin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail was fantastic! My partner and I did it in about 2.5 hours (with stopping, taking photos, and reading the guide book about the marked stops along the trail). I would definitely advise going counter-clockwise unless you want to walk up the stairs. The...More

Thank kam448
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 miles. Steep entrance and exit. If you are up to it, it is so worth it. Volcano erupted in 1959. The year Hawaii became a state. You can walk across the cooling lava floor. Yes, it is still warm and steams. Wear hiking shoes,...More

1  Thank 7Peaks
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best hike in the park - not to be missed. As discussed by many, go counter clockwise and bring lots of water and sunblock.

Thank dmlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family hiked the Kilauea Iki Trail and we were not disappointed. The trail is in Volcano's National Park and it is about 4 miles long taking 2 to 3 plus hours as it is listed a moderate to challenging. It descends about 400 feet...More

2  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through the crater was beyond cool. It's is 1 mile long of steaming lava rock. Great hike with my kids! It felt like a huge adventure to them.

Thank Winston F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked this trail with my older girls 15 and 12. The stairs were steep! I recommend starting at the trail head not by the lava tube. That way you do the hardest part first. We went early in the day to avoid the heat...More

1  Thank AM_Texas95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing 4 mile hike into and across the crater. Wear good shoes and take plenty of water. Took a 10 year old boy, an in shape 50 some year old man and an out of shape 40 some year old woman 2...More

1  Thank mdgipsy
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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.
28 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