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Kilauea Iki Trail

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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Phone Number: 8089856000
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A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.

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Kilauea Iki trail

Amazing experience best to do early in the morning before it get to warm and tours buses arrive to get a car park

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Deborah C
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing experience best to do early in the morning before it get to warm and tours buses arrive to get a car park

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Guangzhou, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hike is good! The lava is now dry, but it was neat to think about how this lake's waves and flows were oranges and reds once upon a time. The brochure at the visitor's center or the beginning of the trail is a good guide to provide more depth to your hike. My mom found the hike a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We really wanted to do the whole trail, but with 3 kids 6 and under it just wasn't going to happen. But we found out we could start at the trail head and go backwards along the top of the crater about 1/2 a mile and reach the lava tubes then head back the same way. This was a great... More 

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Volcano, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're not super fit, you can still do this remarkable trail. Pace yourself. Bring water. Buy a booklet from the box at the beginning to read the landmarks along the way. It is one of our favorite hikes and we've walked it numerous times. Keep on the path and look for roots and rocks on the path that want... More 

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Joliet, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a peaceful four mile circuit hike that takes you down into the crater. The trailhead begins and ends at a parking lot within the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. We visited the National Park from Waikoloa, which was a two hour drive each way. There are trail maps available although not required as the trail is easy to follow.... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very special time Got my wish to see the lava still around The vies magnificent Very special time with my sister

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Sacramento
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are not too many places on this earth that you can actually see an active volcano and witness the creation of new land, This drive works well with a guided walking tour of the volcano. Well worth the time to drive.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plan to spend about 2 or more hours walking this trail that changes a lot--you will see interesting geological features and the trail takes you through a caldera as well as rain forest. Good shoes are a must and water and snacks are a great idea, too. All ages can do it.

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Hampton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike down through a rain forest - It seems steeper going down to the crater floor then it does coming back up. Worth the trip! It seems like you are on another world. I'd recommend good shoes!

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Snow Bound Canuck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful counter-clockwise hike that allows you to combine the lava tube with the actual Kilauea Iki trail. Steep descent into the crater (and exit) via switchbacks - crossing the crater centre on lava crust with steam vents at the far end. Would highly recommend this trip for a good 2 hour excursion.

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