Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
148 mi 238 km of trail — 4 Featured Hikes
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, located on Hawaii's Big Island, is a testament to the island's violent and dynamic geologic nature. The constantly changing environments and landscapes within the park serve as a reminder that the park is situated in an active volcanic zone. Visitors to the park can expect to experience everything from lush, tropical rainforests to vast, barren moonscapes. The park features many trails, some of which are easily accessible while others travel into far-fetched, remote areas of the park, giving visitors a variety of options to explore the amazing volcanic landscape.
To learn more about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, visit www.nps.gov.
The Kilauea Visitor Center is located on Crater Rim Drive a short distance from the entrance station. Note that hours are subject to change due to volcanic activity and visitation. Visit the park's website for current operating hours.
- Kilauea Visitor Center: Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm
- Jaggar Museum: Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm
- Kahuku Unit: Open on weekends from 9 am to 3 pm/closed on weekdays and federal holidays
Additionally, the weather in the park can be unpredictable so come prepared for rain, heat, and wind. For updates on current conditions as well as current volcanic activity in the park, click here.
Fees & Passes:
To learn more about park fees, click here.
Camping & Lodging
There are two drive-up campgrounds located within the park. For more information regarding camping in the park, click here.
- Namakanipaio Campground: Available on a first come, first served basis.
- Kulanaokuaiki Campground: Available on a first come, first served basis.
Overnight backpacking and camping is allowed with a permit. Permits are free and can be obtained from the Backcountry Office from 8 am to 4 pm daily. Reservations can not be made for permits. Visit the park's website for more information.
Visitors who are looking for more creature comforts can make reservations at the Volcano House lodge. The lodge offers 33 historic guest rooms, a dining room, snack bar, lounge, and gift shop. The Volcano House also manages ten camper cabins as well as the Namakanipaio Campground. More information can be found online athawaiivolcanohouse.com. Reservations can be made online or by calling 1-866-536-7972.
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Gems in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 2
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Featured Hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 4
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Kilauea Iki Crater Loop
3.3 mi 5.3 km • Out and Back • 472 ft Ascent 143.77 m Ascent
Singletrack Volcano, HI( 19 )
1.1 mi 1.8 km • Loop • 164 ft Ascent 50.11 m Ascent
Singletrack Volcano, HI( 2 )
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
1.2 mi 2.0 km • Out and Back • 17 ft Ascent 5.27 m Ascent
Singletrack Volcano, HI( 7 )
Trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - 39
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Kileauea Iki Trail
|2.1 mi 3.4 km||Volcano, HI||3|
Ka'u Desert Trail
|18.2 mi 29.3 km||Volcano, HI||4|
Crater Rim Trail
|2.9 mi 4.7 km||Volcano, HI||5|
Mauna Loa Summit Trail
|2.7 mi 4.4 km||Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI||3|
Puna Coast Trail
|9.6 mi 15.4 km||Volcano, HI||2|
|1.3 mi 2.0 km||Volcano, HI||2|
|7.0 mi 11.2 km||Volcano, HI||2|
|3.8 mi 6.2 km||Kealakekua, HI||2|
|0.5 mi 0.8 km||Volcano, HI||2|
|2.9 mi 4.6 km||Volcano, HI||1|
Sulphur Banks Trail
|0.7 mi 1.1 km||Volcano, HI||6|
|3.3 mi 5.3 km||Volcano, HI||2|
|0.5 mi 0.9 km||Volcano, HI||4|
Mauna Loa Trail
|15.9 mi 25.6 km||Volcano, HI||1|
Byron Ledge Trail
|1.3 mi 2.1 km||Volcano, HI||1|
|7.8 mi 12.6 km||Volcano, HI||1|
|6.1 mi 9.9 km||Volcano, HI||1|
|2.4 mi 3.9 km||Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI||1|
|9.2 mi 14.8 km||Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI||1|
|0.6 mi 1.0 km||Volcano, HI||1|
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