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“Rain forest trail to lava lake”
Review of Kilauea Iki Trail

Kilauea Iki Trail
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Owner description: A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We started at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot and ended at Thurston Lava Tube. I’m glad we did it that direction because we had wind at our backs across the lava lake. A memorable hike, not too difficult although there are a lot of steps down then back up, it’s really moderate difficulty. It rained the whole way, so bring or wear rain gear. No services at all along the way.

Thank susanaquerida
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We hiked straight down fron the Thurston lava tube parking lot rather than fron the Kilauea Iki parking lot. Either way you are hiking down into the crater and back up again so not sure the start makes a difference. It rained on us the whole time but totally worth it to behold such an awesome show of nature and the Goddess Pele. Highly recommend. We have twin 8 year olds and they made the hike with no complaints.

1  Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This trail is a good length and provides a chance for a rain forest and crater experience. It involves some ascent but not extreme.

Thank wvlivingston
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

If you do just one hike in the park, do this one because it has it all. Great forest trip, walk across the lava crater, and there is a lava tube to walk through in the middle.

Thank Kate L
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

everywhere you hike is more fascinating than the last hike. this place is remarkable. the hiking is challenging and you are greatly rewarded for your efforts

Thank Simplyrdd
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