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Crater Rim Trail

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Length


11.3 Miles 18.3 Kilometers


659' 201 m

Ascent

-662' -202 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

4,082' 1,244 m

High

3,627' 1,105 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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Observe Kilauea's summit caldera on this stunning trail.

Brian Smith

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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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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
May 7, 2018
CM Sershon
Didn't get to do the whole trail before the closures.
Apr 8, 2018
Abigail Perkins
Jan 26, 2017
Sia Saatee

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