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You walk down a zig zag trail down the canyon wall - lush with tropical growth before coming out onto the surface of the moon - but with bright sun and breathable air. In the distance you can see whiffs of steam emanating from the...More
One heck of a hike at one time but you missed it...the walls of the volcano are collapsing in on it self at a alarming rate..and just maybe it might explode sending boulders the size of a VW bug flying thru the air for you...More
We went in the afternoon when most tourists were headed out. after the last of the other visitors went past us headed back up we had the crater floor basically to ourselves. We brought our headlamps and hiked across the crater and up the other...More
We walked along the rim, then down to the Kilauea Iki Trail. We hiked across, then up the trail. It was about 4 miles. We had some spinkles. We carried water. The cloud cover helped it not be so hot with the sun hitting the...More
The Iki trail is easily one of my favorite hikes on the island. It's a 4 mile loop that takes you through the rainforest and across an old dried up lava lake inside the Volcano National Park. Unfortunately beginning of May, the Park has been...More
The Kilauea Iki Trail was a terrific hike. I am 61, but I was able to handle the hike well. The high light was walking about a mile through a dormant volcano. It was like being on Mars. I would have liked better signage, especially...More
Booked the hike via our cruise ship but actually provided by Arnott's. Our guide was Tia who took our small group via minibus to the National Park and trailhead. The weather was a bit miserable but ponchos were provided and rain soon forgotten as we...More
Suggest going early in the morning before it gets too hot, and you must have water with you! Once you get down to the crater floor, there are steam vents and you’re not shaded from the sun, so it definitely gets warm. The hike is...More
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We came in late to volcano lodge at 3pm so drove straight down chain of craters road parked at thurston lava tube and walked to kiluea iki trail. We walked down to base , explored fissures with steam vents on crater floor... More
We came in late to volcano lodge at 3pm so drove straight down chain of craters road parked at thurston lava tube and walked to kiluea iki trail. We walked down to base , explored fissures with steam vents on crater floor. Others followed sparsely placed rockpiles which indicatedvthe path for 5mile loop. Ok if not hot but we literaly layered clothing and found we were hot/cold/wet but it was awesome. Do add post midnight trip to observation deck for best view and quiet contemplation. My favorite experience. Eerie, exhilerating. Iki gives you perspective of what kiluea crater is like. Enjoy!
There is overflow parking about 1/4 mile from the Tube--you'll see it first as you drive the route. This is actually the best place to park if you are hiking the trail because it's easier to go down this side and back up the... More
There is overflow parking about 1/4 mile from the Tube--you'll see it first as you drive the route. This is actually the best place to park if you are hiking the trail because it's easier to go down this side and back up the side close to the Tube. We have never failed to find parking for the Tube or Trail because turnover for visitors to the Tube is fairly consistent. You may need to be patient for a few minutes until someone leaves.