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Sulphur Banks Trail

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 3.6 (7)

Also called Ha'akulamanu, this trail meanders through a volcanic wonderland.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

3,973' 1,211 m

High

3,933' 1,199 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

44' 14 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views

This trail is wheelchair accessible from the Steam Vents to the Sulphur Banks.

Description

Due to geothermal heat, this exciting volcanic thermal area has very few trees. The Sulphur Banks Trail (also known as the Ha'akulamanu Trail), this unusual place, with steaming cracks and colorful mineral deposits, has been famous for birds and healing vapors.

This is an easily accessible trail that originates at the Kileau Visitor Center near the Volcano Art Center Gallery. If used as an out-and-back, expect a roughly 1.5-mile round trip. You can also access the trail from Crater Rim Dr.

Due to sulfur fumes, pregnant women and young children, as well as people with heart or respiratory concerns should consider skipping this trail. It is important to stay the trail and beware of steam and cracks.

Flora & Fauna

This trail is known for birding. Apart from that, its geologic features overshadow any biologic features.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

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  3.6 from 7 votes

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View of Sulphur Banks.
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Volcano National Park!
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Sulphurous rocks
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Volcano Art Center
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Volcano National Park - Sulphur Banks Trail
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI

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Feb 29, 2020
Laura Saenz
0.7mi
Feb 16, 2020
Jamie Marshall
Jan 15, 2020
Jennifer Alyce
Nov 7, 2019
Timothy Lane
More of a walk less of a hike. With that said. Still cool to see nature in action.
Sep 26, 2019
Jenny Kampmeier
Sep 9, 2019
Dan Tessar
12h 34m
Aug 25, 2019
Katherine T-A
Jan 17, 2019
Kristen Rose