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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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Unique hike!

If your kids can make it 3 miles this is a great trail, with a lot of variety in a short distance! About half of it is across an inactive crater that is obviously dried lava and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If your kids can make it 3 miles this is a great trail, with a lot of variety in a short distance! About half of it is across an inactive crater that is obviously dried lava and different than hiking anyway else. The rest is through beautiful lush rainforest, and a lava tube (cave/tunnel formed by lava).

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We parked at the Iki Trail lot on Crater rim Drive; located before the Thurston Lava Tube parking lot. The Iki Trail lot has a lookout point from where you can see all the way to the smoke of the Halema'uma'u crater (which is viewed from the Jagger Museum). The hike begins with a cool/shaded down-hill walk thru a rain... More 

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St-Lambert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are planing on doing one trail on your trip, this is the one. You can stand in the smoke that comes out of the cracks and feel the warmth of the ground. It's an easy hike that took us 2 hours with two kids 10 and 13.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took our 5 kids. 2-18. Nice fun hike. 2 year old did well. Only had to carry her twice because of roots. They all had a blast! Wish we could have spent 2 full days there. Lots to do and see.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You start out at the Kilauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive, which is a short distance from the visitor center. The left side of the parking lot is a short hike thru the Thurston Lava Tube, which we did first. Pretty cool thing to see and experience. To the right is the start of the trail which will... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So this is a must do, not because it's the most beautiful hike or even the most fun. But there are so little opportunities to do something like this elsewhere - walk on recently solidified lava. In the 1950's a volcano in this National Park erupted, spilling lava into the valley. The valley is now a wide span of lava... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is a great way to get up close to a lava-formed landscape. The trail is pretty easy to follow and accessible to anyone who can walk for a couple of hours. I was glad to be wearing hiking boots, though my 75-year-old mom did fine in her Teva's and my husband wore flip-flops (not recommended!). Be sure to... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun trail that makes you feel as if you are on another planet. The volcanic rock is very rough and could easily scrape you. Also, some of the rock is uneven and loose so people with balance issues might not enjoy this trail. Make sure to bring plenty of water, we didn't see any place to fill up our... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pefect hike. You get to see so much! This is really a great hike....perfect in every way. We did it with 5 kids in tow. Bring water.

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Legnano, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive location, when you walk it seems to come back to the past and to the creation activities of our earth. It is impossible missing it!

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