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blue Halema'uma'u Trail

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2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
94% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 87' 27 m
Descent: -405' -123 m
High: 3,941' 1,201 m
Low: 3,540' 1,079 m

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Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Descend 425' at the southern edge of Kīlauea Caldera (until the closure).

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Due to high levels of volcanic fumes and the continued collapse and explosive nature of Halemaumau Crater, the caldera floor is closed beyond stop 10. For more information, visit this NPS page.

Description

Before the closure, visitors could run 425 feet (130m) into the Klauea Caldera through a rainforest that has had to re-establish itself many times due to ongoing volcanic activity. Now they must turn around at the junction with Byron Ledge Trail.

You may return by the same route or proceed to the Byron Ledge Trail. From there continue to the Klauea Iki Trail and on to Crater Rim Trail that will bring you back to Klauea Visitor Center.

Please note the Halemaumau Trail across the caldera floor is closed beyond stop 10 due to the active eruptive vent in Halemaumau Crater.

Flora & Fauna

A unique area with incredible biological diversity of plants, birds, insects accompanied by formations of "pahoehoe" lava, steam vents, 1974 lava flow (which visitors can walk on) and a panoramic view of a volcanic caldera.

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