Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Kilauea Iki Trail

The Kilauea Iki Trail descends 400 feet through rain forest, crosses the crater floor, passes Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone and returns via the crater's rim. This trail follows a four-mile loop and is rated as moderately difficult by the Park Service. It leads visitors in and around the Kilauea ...

Halemaumau Trail

Halemaumau Trail begins at the Kilauea Visitor Center, descends 400 feet through rain forest, crosses the desert-like Kilauea Caldera and ends at Halemaumau Overlook. The trail is three and a half miles long, one way and rated as moderately difficult by the Park Service. The return trip may be ...

Iliahi Trail

Iliahi (Sandalwood) Trail leads through a rain forest, past steam vents and offers views of Kilauea Caldera, Halema'uma'u Crater and Mauna Loa. This hike is rated easy to moderate by the Park Service. It leads along a one and a half mile loop, that takes approximately one to two ...

Earthquake Trail

This trail takes visitors along a one mile stretch of road that was destroyed by a magnitude 6.6 Mauna Loa earthquake in 1983. This route will take you past interesting volcanic formations that include earth cracks and views of Kilauea Caldera and Mauna Loa. The trail begins to the ...

Devastation Trail

Devastation Trail leads visitors one mile over the cinder out fall and through a forest recovering from Kilauea lki's 1959 eruption. Along the path you'll find such volcanic formations as: cinder with olivine, Pele's hair and tears, tree molds and a cinder and spatter cone. The trail is paved and ...

Crater Rim Trail

Crater Rim Trail encircles Kilauea's summit Caldera closely following the path of Crater Rim Road. This is a challenging and long day hike, that passes through varied terrain, including a desert and rain forest. Views of Halemaumau and Keanakakoi Craters and Mauna Loa are excellent from this 11-mile path. The ...

Felicia on course to bring rain Tuesday

August 11, 2009, 8:15 am
Maui County and Oahu are under a tropical storm watch as Tropical Storm Felicia, although weakening, is expected to bring some heavy showers Tuesday.A storm watch for the Big Island was canceled earlier today as Felicia took a more northerly track.Felicia is expected to be downgraded to a tropical ...

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes back country trails and campsites

August 10, 2009, 2:49 pm
The Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will be closing all back country trails and campsites due to Tropical Storm Felicia's approach, according to officials.Park officials decided to close the back country trails and campsites due to the potential severe weather hazard posed by Tropical Storm Felicia. These areas are closed ...

Volcanoes National Park to build new $6M center

August 4, 2009, 11:34 am
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials say a $7.8 million federal stimulus grant will go toward building a new visitor emergency operations center there.The new center will replace the current 1,200-square-foot station, where park rangers and eruption crew members are based.Officials say the $6 million project will ...

Volcanoes National Park getting hydrogen shuttles

July 9, 2009, 9:03 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is receiving a nearly $1 million grant to test the use of hydrogen-powered hybrid buses for shuttle service.Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday the project will reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs. He says it will also protect the park's fragile resources.The ...

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