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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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One of the most polular trails in the park, yet we felt pretty isolated there and didn't meet many people. It's not a difficult one and almost everybody who has some moderate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the most polular trails in the park, yet we felt pretty isolated there and didn't meet many people. It's not a difficult one and almost everybody who has some moderate condition is able to make it. We had a brief book with information about individual standpoints which helped us to create better imagination of the whole caldera and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Do NOT miss doing this! Not for the person expecting a boardwalk hike but it is a great two hour jaunt down 400 feet through rainforest cutbacks (start at the Thurston Lava Tube if there is parking) and then onto the surreal moonscape that is the lava field. Then it's up 400 feet of rock stairs and uneven terrain but... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just loved this hike! Not too challenging but like nothing else I've ever hiked before. Can't get over the feeling of standing in the middle of a hardened over crater. Be sure to get a guide or download one on your phone. Lots of interesting things too discover, like the steam vents! Would love to do this again!!

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Assuming your weather is good and the crater is not socked-in, Kilauea Iki Trail is excellent for just about all ages. Its about a 4 mile loop, with a 400 foot descent and ascent into/out of the crater. Manageable for younger ones and also manageable for a parent to carry a very young one. The experience transcends lush tropical areas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

everything about this park is incredible and I look forward to returning as we didn't get to hike all the trails we wanted to due to limited time.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent hike with great views. Provides excellent insight into a very recent major eruption. Bring water and your camera.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

In the Park: close enough to the main entrance, so that it is not a too long drive. Enough Parking space available. It goes from an ancient rain forest to newly lava paved crater and back through rain forest. A little over 3 miles. It is "easy" with kids age >6. Lots of useful descriptions of the changing Landscpae and... More 

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Glad we decided to stop and view this location. Once again I couldn't walk the trail but what I could see was amazing.

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Take a trip down onto the caldera floor. See the steam vents and life sprouting up between the cracks of the rock. Knock on the rock to hear how hollow it is. An extremely awesome adventure and experience awaits you if you hike this trail! Just don't forget water, sunscreen, cameras, and hats!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A long and moderate exertion walk, but well worth the effort. Be sure to view the 1959 eruption video before you venture down the crater to enhance your appreciation of the scale and destruction that took place.

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