Kilauea Iki - Member Hike

Hike Name: Kilauea Iki
Country: United States
State: Hawaii
Nearby Town: Volcano
Rating: 4 stars
Directions: Just past the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes national park turn left onto Crater Rim Drive. The Hike begins from the Kilauea overlook about 2 miles down the road on the right.
Total Hike Distance: 3.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: Roundtrip, Loop Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Kilauea overlook
Trails Used: Kilauea Iki
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Hawaii Volcanoes National park

By Mail:
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 52
Hawai`i National Park, HI 96718-0052

By Phone:
Visitor Information (808) 985-6000
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The Hike begins through an ancient fern and 'ohi'a forest on a well maintained trail. The first mile follows the rim of the crater and eventually gradually descends out of the lush forest into the barren lava crater. The crater itself reminded me of broken pavement that would have buckled during an earthquake. The walk across the crater went by several steam vents. Once across the crater, the trail proceeds to ascend the crater wall for 450 feet. Shortly after reaching the top and the 'ohi'a forest the trail empties into the parking lot. I highly recommend this hike if you only have one hike to complete during your visit to the park.



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