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Kileauea Iki Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (4)

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


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2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

3,907' 1,191 m

High

3,503' 1,068 m

Low

352' 107 m

Up

410' 125 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

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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Brian Smith

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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Apr 1, 2020 near Volcano, HI
Crossing through the crater
May 25, 2018 near Volcano, HI
Inside the huge Thurston Lava Tube.
Mar 7, 2016 near Volcano, HI
Crater Trail
Sep 21, 2015 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

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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