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Crater Rim Trail

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 4.2 (6)

Observe Kilauea's summit caldera on this stunning trail.


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Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

99%

Runnable

3,913' 1,193 m

High

3,660' 1,115 m

Low

52' 16 m

Up

304' 93 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The section from Jaggar Museum south to Keanakkoi Crater is closed due to the current eruption in Halemaumau Crater.

Description

The 11-mile (17.7km) Crater Rim Trail circles Kilauea's summit caldera. Please note: A section of this trail (from Jaggar Museum south to Keanakkoi Crater) is closed due to the current eruption in Halemaumau Crater.

Stay tuned here for updates on trail closures: nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/…

And, here's a cool webcam of the caldera: hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/panora…

Running the Crater Rim is an awe-inspiring journey around an active volcano. The breath of gasses and steam bear witness that Pelehonuamea (Pele of the sacred land) still resides here. Rich with native plant and animal life, active volcanism, and Hawaiian deities of a living culture, runners will marvel at diverse scenic vistas, desert terrain, and lush rainforest.

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Brian Smith

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Photos

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Apr 1, 2020 near Volcano, HI
Epic Hike to Thurston Lava Tube
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Marking the path across a lava lake
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Tropical rain forest and mosses everywhere
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Kileauea Iki Trail!
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Inside the huge Thurston Lava Tube.
Mar 7, 2016 near Volcano, HI

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