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Crater Rim Trail

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Observe Kilauea's summit caldera on this stunning trail.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

3,913' 1,193 m

High

3,660' 1,115 m

Low

52' 16 m

Up

304' 93 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The section from Jaggar Museum south to Keanakkoi Crater is closed due to the current eruption in Halemaumau Crater.

Description

The 11-mile (17.7km) Crater Rim Trail circles Kilauea's summit caldera. Please note: A section of this trail (from Jaggar Museum south to Keanakkoi Crater) is closed due to the current eruption in Halemaumau Crater.

Stay tuned here for updates on trail closures: nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/…

And, here's a cool webcam of the caldera: hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/panora…

Hiking the Crater Rim is an awe-inspiring journey around an active volcano. The breath of gasses and steam bear witness that Pelehonuamea (Pele of the sacred land) still resides here. Rich with native plant and animal life, active volcanism, and Hawaiian deities of a living culture, hikers will marvel at diverse scenic vistas, desert terrain, and lush rainforest.

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Brian Smith

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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Apr 1, 2020 near Volcano, HI
Inside the huge Thurston Lava Tube.
Mar 7, 2016 near Volcano, HI
Epic Hike to Thurston Lava Tube
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Entering Thurston Lava Tube.
Sep 21, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Marking the path across a lava lake
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Tropical rain forest and mosses everywhere
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI

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Feb 4, 2020
Gary Brenning
Jan 16, 2020
Jennifer Alyce
Nov 5, 2019
Owen Blackshear
Jan 17, 2019
Kristen Rose
Jan 4, 2019
Jacob Garrett
Nov 21, 2018
Adrian Resendez
Oct 29, 2018
Steve Jaccino
from the art center to the steaming bluff overlook.. 1.5mi
Jun 26, 2018
Dkj Ohnson
Seth making us look for lava