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1.2 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)


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Ha’akulamanu (Sulphur Banks) Trail

Hawaii | Hawaii Volcanoes

  • Hiking the Ha'akulamanu (Sulphur Banks) Trail in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

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Ha'a Kulamanu Trail or Sulphur Banks Trail is an easy hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that shows hikers the true power of Mother Nature. The trailhead is located to the far left of the Kīlauea Visitor Center parking lot. The park says "due to underground heat, this dramatic volcanic thermal area has very few trees. Known as Ha'a Kulamanu, this unusual place, with steaming cracks and colorful mineral deposits, has been famous for birds and healing vapors. Due to sulphur fumes, people with heart or respiratory concerns, pregnant women and young children should avoid this trail. Stay on the trail; beware of steam and cracks." 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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