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Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

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Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

We have never been to Hawaii before. We signed up for the NCL excursion "Crater Hike and Akaka falls." We are not sure what type of footwwear to bring for the hike. We have read NCL reviews and it sounds a little on the rough side. We are hoping the a river shoe with a closed toe would work. Does anyone know the nameof the crater on this excursion?

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1. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

This would be the Kilauea Iki Crater hike.

You could easily do it yourself but a guide would be valuable in pointing out

things you are looking at and you wouldn't have to worry about parking

which sometimes is a problem here and nearby Thurston Lava tube.

Great info here

nps.gov/havo/…hike_day_kilaueaiki.htm

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2. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

Akaka Falls is all on paved trails, so whatever shoe works for the crater hike should be fine for Akaka Falls.

-JimG

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3. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

Thanks for information. The link was very helpful.

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4. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

Yep a river shoe O.K. if it's dry. If really raining in Volcano your feet will get cold and wet though.

If you are heading to the east side Volcano National Park and Akaka Falls are totally easy to do a self guided tour.....unless you don't drive. If heading from the west side check the weather before you leave cause if its gonna be fogged over and raining the trip might not be that fun and all that way for nothing.

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5. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

I've hiked the crater in knock off Keens and in tennis shoes in rainy weather. It was fine. Just make sure your foot wear is sturdy.

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6. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

Were considering doing this tour but was wondering :How steep ( climb in elevation) is the hike?

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7. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

The Kilauea Iki hike (which is the one that is included in the Crater hike & Akaka falls excursion) is 400 feet down and back up again ... here's some detailed info on it: nps.gov/havo/…hike_day_kilaueaiki.htm

p.s. we did it earlier this month while on a land trip to Hawaii ... it's a great hike!

Edited: 9:22 pm, April 28, 2013
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8. Re: Pride of America Crater hike and Akaka fall excursion

There is a current topic on the grand circle tour that veered off topic into a discussion of hiking sandals and other footwear. Hereʻs the link.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g29217-i268-k47050…

Figure no need to go over the same ground when it is already being discussed. (Although one wouldnʻt expect to find that given the subject heading.)

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