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blue Kileauea Iki Trail

Trail

2.1 mile 3.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 352' 107 m
Descent: -410' -125 m
High: 3,907' 1,191 m
Low: 3,503' 1,068 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

One of the most popular trails in the park, Kileauea Iki crosses a once-molten lava field.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Descend through a dense rainforest to the floor of the solidified, however still steaming, Klauea Iki Crater lava lake. Peer into the 1959 vent that erupted to a height of 1900 feet located below the Puu Puai cinder cone.

Stops along this trail reveal the story of a dramatic eruption in 1959. A well-marked path leads you through lush rain forest along the rim of Klauea Iki (little Klauea) and down to its still-steaming crater floor. For a complete guide with detailed information corresponding to each stop, Click Here

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Apr 14, 2016
Mia Somenek
Mar 7, 2016
owen snell
January 2, 2016
Jan 20, 2016
justin sarubbi
Jan 19, 2016
Brendan Burns
Nov 19, 2015
Laura H
Nov 15, 2015
Christina Doan
Jan 25, 2013
David Hitchcock
Hiked Crater Rim Trail to the Kilauea Iki Trail. Great hike that descends into the Kilauea Iki Crater, and then climbs back to the Rim. Bring water. 4.4mi
Jul 8, 2008
Dan Juth

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