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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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“great hike” (124 reviews)
“crater floor” (186 reviews)
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Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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"great hike"
in 124 reviews
"crater floor"
in 186 reviews
"counter clockwise"
in 69 reviews
"parking lot"
in 132 reviews
"thurston lava tube"
in 146 reviews
"steam vents"
in 184 reviews
"bring water"
in 73 reviews
"moderate hike"
in 24 reviews
"lava cake"
in 96 reviews
"favorite hike"
in 15 reviews
"kilauea iki"
in 57 reviews
"guide book"
in 19 reviews
"mile hike"
in 53 reviews
"switch backs"
in 15 reviews
"wear sunscreen"
in 16 reviews
"lush rainforest"
in 27 reviews
"take your time"
in 39 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth to stop in the signed parking lot to take a short hike to see the large empty crater below. We even saw people walking across the floor of this crater

Thank kmc m
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Reviewed yesterday

We went in the afternoon when most tourists were headed out. after the last of the other visitors went past us headed back up we had the crater floor basically to ourselves. We brought our headlamps and hiked across the crater and up the other...More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the rim, then down to the Kilauea Iki Trail. We hiked across, then up the trail. It was about 4 miles. We had some spinkles. We carried water. The cloud cover helped it not be so hot with the sun hitting the...More

Thank Nancy147
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Iki trail is easily one of my favorite hikes on the island. It's a 4 mile loop that takes you through the rainforest and across an old dried up lava lake inside the Volcano National Park. Unfortunately beginning of May, the Park has been...More

Thank Ryan J
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

You hike out along one rim of the crater and return by hiking through the crater. Amazing to think it was a 400 foot deep lake of lava less than 60 years ago.

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Kilauea Iki Trail was a terrific hike. I am 61, but I was able to handle the hike well. The high light was walking about a mile through a dormant volcano. It was like being on Mars. I would have liked better signage, especially...More

1  Thank Jim H
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Booked the hike via our cruise ship but actually provided by Arnott's. Our guide was Tia who took our small group via minibus to the National Park and trailhead. The weather was a bit miserable but ponchos were provided and rain soon forgotten as we...More

Thank QualityTime4us
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Suggest going early in the morning before it gets too hot, and you must have water with you! Once you get down to the crater floor, there are steam vents and you’re not shaded from the sun, so it definitely gets warm. The hike is...More

1  Thank Lisa P
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Having walked the trail 4 years ago, and being so lucky to return to Hawai'i again this year, we couldn't wait to walk it again. OK, so you're not walking next to flowing lava or watching eruptions - but that's the whole point - you...More

1  Thank DaveandCaz44
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

People were down inside this place walking around but that was just a little to freaky for us. We just looked though our binocular at them.

Thank Gary H
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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
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tlee33
27 October 2017|
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Response from TulaKitty | Reviewed this property |
Hi. As a female who hikes all the time, I would feel comfortable hiking it alone in the day time.
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Elitefreak
13 July 2017|
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Response from OhenryII | Reviewed this property |
There is overflow parking about 1/4 mile from the Tube--you'll see it first as you drive the route. This is actually the best place to park if you are hiking the trail because it's easier to go down this side and back up the... More
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