Kilauea (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) Climber's Log

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Redwic

Redwic - May 24, 2017 12:44 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2017

A nice birthday visit  Sucess!

This was part of perhaps my best birthday ever. Great views and a lot of places to explore.

gimpilator

gimpilator - Mar 25, 2016 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 28, 2016

Volcano Bagging  Sucess!

Watching the lava lake at night is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. Make sure you go back to see Kilauea at night!!!

We also went to the top of the following: Pu'upua'i, Mauna Ulu, Puu Huluhulu, Pu'uwaiau, Puu Hau Kea, Mauna Kea, Puu Kea, Pu'uhau'oki, Puu Poliahu, Puu Kalepeamoa, Kilohana, Mauna Loa.

For pictures and videos see the full trip report.

Jow

Jow - Oct 30, 2015 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2015

Family Hike  Sucess!

Family hike Iki trail down across crater, thurston lava tube, lunch at volcano house overlooking cauldron. My sons first national park.

bruno baschung

bruno baschung - Jul 5, 2015 9:51 am Date Climbed: May 10, 2015

short visit  Sucess!

quick look to distant lava flows getting out from the crater (at more than 1 mile away)

bruno baschung

Baarb

Baarb - May 31, 2015 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2015

Lavatastic  Sucess!

Spent a week or so camping in the park and poking around most of the corners. Lava lake was right up at the surface so made some great night time viewing.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Apr 2, 2014 3:08 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2014

Kilauea  Sucess!

We hiked the Iki trail. We also saw the lava glow after dark. This is a really unique National Park.

JHH60

JHH60 - Sep 11, 2013 11:47 pm

broke the rules  Sucess!

Hiked to the lava flow with my girlfriend (now wife). Despite the advice of the ominous sign (and, I admit, my better judgement) we wore Tevas, shorts, carried only a quart of water each, and only brought a single light, although several hours of hiking was after nightfall (and some after midnight). We survived.

CzechMark

CzechMark - Dec 17, 2012 2:08 pm Date Climbed: Dec 11, 2012

Not a summit, but...  Sucess!

...great experience. It was awesome to see such a geologically active area. Walked around the crater rim and took plenty of photos. Pretty cool place.

Fletch

Fletch - Nov 30, 2012 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Mommymoon  Sucess!

great trip, too much $$$

Tonka

Tonka - Aug 4, 2012 2:58 pm Date Climbed: Dec 6, 2010

The big Island is the best of Hawaii.  Sucess!

Did the 4 mile kilauea iki trail which brings you down into a dead crater and across the floor. Very different terrain. We also did some other short hikes and went through a lava tube. The crater rim drive was closed while we were there due to sulfur gas.

MMclimbhigh

MMclimbhigh - Oct 24, 2011 12:48 am

surreal  Sucess!

Many hikes through the park. Simply amazing. Must hike to the active vent next time. We watched the fire glow into the ocean. Beautiful

kteichert

kteichert - Mar 10, 2011 9:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2011

Hot hot heat  Sucess!

Fun to see all the volcanic activity going on in Volcano National. Saw a school of children with their teachers doing a ceremony to Pele. Was pretty special to witness this cultural tradition.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jan 30, 2011 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2002

East Lae'apuki.  Sucess!

Hiked with Kelly (USA). I never saw lava flowing that close.

Love Hawaii and its volcanoes!

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jan 18, 2011 6:21 pm

Another Rainy Day

Visited this after being snowed off Mauna Loa. At least we got to hike through a lava tube. Couldn't see anything else due to the fog and cloud.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Mar 9, 2010 12:07 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2006

Interesting  Sucess!

http://www.willhiteweb.com/hawaii_travel/big_island_sights_043.htm

AliMc929

AliMc929 - Sep 13, 2009 6:21 pm

Awesome Experience  Sucess!

I've been there twice (once in '02 and once in '03.) We did tons of hiking all around the park. It was pretty awesome.

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Sep 7, 2009 3:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

Fun hiking  Sucess!

Did lots of hiking in the park but many trails closed due to SO2 levels.

TJ311

TJ311 - Jan 17, 2009 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2009

HVNP  Sucess!

Had a great time here at Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea is awesome! Part of the park is still closed due to the eruption of the Halema'uma'a crater within Kilaeua Caldera. Also, the lava that flows into the ocean has moved towards the city of Kalapana and it's no longer on national park property. That was a bummer since the county wouldn't let us any closer than half a mile. It was an awesome time. I stayed in a cottage at the Kilauea Military Camp. Not too shabby and located right in the park.

TLP

TLP - Jun 11, 2008 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2008

many days of fun  Sucess!

Wow. I spent many days here, doing A LOT of things. Some parts of the park were closed, due to an active vent in the Halema'uma'a crater, but still I saw and did so much stuff here. I stayed in Volcano Village, so it was very convenient. You'll never forget your time here.

taxinvestor

taxinvestor - Feb 28, 2008 8:53 pm

Best Destination in Hawaii  Sucess!

Spent all night out there. On the way back got caught in a sideways rain shower. As the sun was rising a perfect end to end rainbow appeared. The Big Island rocks! Also now hooked on Royal Kona Honey Macadamia Nut coffee.

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