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4 miles

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Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~400 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Kilauea Crater

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Kilauea Iki Trail

Hawaii | Hawaii Volcanoes by v8.6m

Activities & Features


Kilauea Iki Trail is a moderate hike in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that leads hikers past a decades old lava flow. The trailhead is located at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive. The park says hikers will "descend through a lush rainforest to the floor of the solidified, however still steaming Kīlauea Iki Crater lava lake. Peer into the 1959 vent that erupted to a height of 1900 feet located below the Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone." Along they way you can expect fantastic scenery while "walking through a rainforest, viewing native birds, walk on the 1959 lava lake, view steam vents, cinder cones and spatter cones." This hike is kid friendly. 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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