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Kileauea Iki Trail

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Length

2.1 Miles 3.4 Kilometers

88%

Runnable

Singletrack

Elevation

352' 107 m

Ascent

-410' -125 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

3,907' 1,191 m

High

3,503' 1,068 m

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One of the most popular trails in the park, Kileauea Iki crosses a once-molten lava field.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Runner Notes

Running this trail would include a mix of steep, potentially slippery rainforest sections and hot, rock-pounding strides out in the open.

Description

Descend through a dense rainforest to the floor of the solidified, however still steaming, Klauea Iki Crater lava lake. Peer into the 1959 vent that erupted to a height of 1900 feet located below the Puu Puai cinder cone.

Stops along this trail reveal the story of a dramatic eruption in 1959. A well-marked path leads you through lush rain forest along the rim of Klauea Iki (little Klauea) and down to its still-steaming crater floor. For a complete guide with detailed information corresponding to each stop, Click Here

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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#10

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