Earthquake Trail and Waldron Ledge

  • Young fern in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.


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1 (miles)


Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)


Hawaii Volcanoes

Earthquake Trail to Waldron Ledge is an easy ADA accessible hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park leads to stunning views of the Kīlauea Caldera. The trailhead is located across the street from Kīlauea Visitor Center. The park says hikes can "enjoy the forest birds;their songs and a panoramic view of the Kīlauea Caldera and Halema`uma`u Crater from the Waldron Ledge Overlook." This hike is a great choice for those with young kids. Hawaii Volcanoes has two campgrounds, the Namakanipaio and the Kulanaokuaiki.

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Contact: Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park 1 Crater Rim Drive Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

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