Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Trails in Hawaii Volcanoes

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Kipuka Puaulu Trail

Kipuka Puaulu Trail is a short loop through an upland forest oasis surrounded by lava flows from Mauna Loa. This forest is an old-growth forest of koa and ohia trees. The trail is rated as easy by the Park Service, but the surface of the trail is dirt, so ...

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Napau Trail

Napau Trail begins on Chain of Craters Road at Mauna Ulu parking lot. It leads into the park backcountry and eastward to the East Rift Zone. Along the seven miles to the trail end visitors will pass a multitude of formations including: pahoehoe lava flows, rain forest, Pu'u Huluhulu ...

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Puu Huluhulu Trail

The Pu'u Huluhulu trail crosses 1973 and 1974 lava flows, through kipuka and passes lava trees. It climbs 150 feet to the summit of Pu'u Huluhulu Cinder Cone. On a clear day, you can see Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, Pu'u 'O'o and the Pacific Ocean from the trail. Visitors ...

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Puu Loa Petroglyphs Trail

The trail to Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs leads two miles eastward from Chain of Craters Road. This trail traverses older lava flows to one of Hawai'i's most extensive petroglyph fields. It is considered an easy to moderate hike by the Park Service and should take one and a half hours. ...

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