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Kilauea Iki Trail

Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The best part of the visit for sure! We did not hike the entire circuit, just the the heart of the crater and back.

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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

1st of all, from Kona this is 3 hours away so make sure you plan accordingly. We walked from the visitor's center to Waldron ledge overlook which is 1 mile paved. Waldron ledge overlook gives you a great panoramic view of Kilauea Caldera. This part is quite easy, very little decline to the overlook. From the overlook we walked to... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite hikes on the Big Island and I think it is because of the diverse eco-climates. It is a simple trek and it also gives you time to drive the Crater Rim Road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is only 400 ft down and then up. But the terrain is very uneven. So for me it was a "hike" that exhausted me. But I am certainly glad I did it. I wouldn't miss it for the world. even for a senior traveler, take your time and enjoy walking on a caldera that is younger than you are!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A moderately easy hike with amazing views and scenery. We took our time and went counter clockwise following the hiking guide. Took about 2.5 hours with a marriage proposal along the way :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Loved hiking the rim and lava lake to experience high and low. We recommend you get the guide book at the Visitor Center (or an app we heard used by another visitor).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Allow 3-4 hours to take in the sites. I started the hike near the visitor center, hiked along the crater rim and began Kilauea Iki near the Thurston Lava Tube. If you do the loop you will return to the visitor center on the way back. Sites including lots of steam vents are really cool. This trail goes through a... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fascinating to be in the middle of a lava field. You will not be disapointed. The hike donw and up for some may seem steep. Don't forget water if you are there on a sunny day don't forget to use sunscreen either. There is no shade and the dried lava with steam vents is warm. Beautiful.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I included this hike in a long walk we did in the Volcano National Park. We started from the Visitor Centre, followed the Crater Rim Trail until it met the Kilauea Iki Trail (which we took anti-clockwise), crossed the crater (which totally looks like broken up asphalt!) climbed the hill, took a detour through Thurston's Lave Tube,... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Awesome hike.. probably one of the best hikes we have done (we r from oregon and we hike quite often).. we started from kilauea iki trail marker, went down and followed the trail guide check points to see (and learn) about the trees and the crater.. crossed the crater, saw the so2 fumes coming out from a cone and went... More 

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