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Kileauea Iki Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.5 (4)

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


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

88%

Runnable

3,907' 1,191 m

High

3,503' 1,068 m

Low

352' 107 m

Up

410' 125 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

Dogs Unknown

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

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

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  4.5 from 4 votes
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#37

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#6,993

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Photos

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States
Apr 1, 2020 near Volcano, HI
Crossing through the crater
May 25, 2018 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
Once molten lava forms the trails here!
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI
Tropical rain forest and mosses everywhere
Sep 17, 2015 near Volcano, HI

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