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A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You walk down a zig zag trail down the canyon wall - lush with tropical growth before coming out onto the surface of the moon - but with bright sun and breathable air. In the distance you can see whiffs of steam emanating from the...More

1  Thank Billabob J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One heck of a hike at one time but you missed it...the walls of the volcano are collapsing in on it self at a alarming rate..and just maybe it might explode sending boulders the size of a VW bug flying thru the air for you...More

Thank harveymushman99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 June 2018

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
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

1  Thank Ryan J
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.

Thank thomassM1299WB
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

2  Thank Jim H
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
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

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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
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.
13 July 2017|
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