Kilauea Iki Trail

Page Type
Hawaii, United States, North America
Route Type:
Lava Hike
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Class 1

Route Quality: 2 Votes

3744 Hits
70.83% Score
Log in
to vote
Page By:
No Image Available
Created On: Oct 7, 2005
Last Edited On: Oct 7, 2005


From the Visitor's Center, drive down the Chain of the Craters Road, and park at the parking area for the Thurston Lava Tube.

Route Description

This hike descends 400 feet through rainforest, across the crater floor, passes Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone, and return via the crater's rim. The trail is marked well. Ensure you follow the cairns.

If you only have time to do one hike at HVNP, do this one. It's short, lets you see a lot of stuff, and is very easy.

This hike is 4 miles round trip. You will gain and lose 400 feet going to and from the Crater Floor.

Essential Gear

Sturdy shoes. Do not wear any open toed shoes. The lava will eat up your feet! Bring plenty of water.

Miscellaneous Info

If you have information about this route that doesn't pertain to any of the other sections, please add it here.

Kilauea Iki Trail

12 Images 10 Climber's Log Entries 1 Comments 0 Additions & Corrections


1 Trip Reports


MyTopo Map Nearby Routes Interactive Map Routes in Hawaii


Kilauea (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)Routes