ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -638' -194 m
High: 3,854' 1,175 m
Low: 3,216' 980 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“This cinder-surfaced doubletrack road threads through lush Hawaiian rainforest.”— Megan W
From the parking lot near the Thurston Lava Tube, take the Crater Rim Trail a short distance south until the dirt/crushed lava Escape Road trail branches off to the left. From here, the Escape Road descends gently, eventually crossing a lava flow from 1973 and ending at the Chain of Craters Road near the Mauna Ulu parking area. Along the way, you travel past tall fern trees, bushy undergrowth and grassy areas.
Be sure to close all gates behind you as they help keep feral pigs out of the park so they don't destroy the plants and terrain.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park