Trail Run Project Logo

Kilauea Iki Crater Loop

 4.7 (18)

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


91%

Runnable

472' 144 m

Ascent

-458' -140 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

57%

Max Grade (30°)

3,931' 1,198 m

High

3,505' 1,068 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

A definite highlight for many visitors to the park- marvel at great volcanic scenery and rainforests

Tom Robson

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

Overview

One of the most popular trails in the park, Kileauea Iki crosses a once-molten lava field. Get up close to steam vents and traipse through luxuriant Hawaiian rainforest.

Need to Know

Avoid the sunniest, hottest hours of the day and take sturdy shoes, water, snacks and sun protection.

Description

From the Crater Rim Drive parking area, 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 the Kileauea Iki 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

Once you reach the end of the Kileauea Iki Trail, turn right onto Crater Rim Trail. 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.

Contacts

You & This Featured Run


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 18 votes

#288

Overall
  4.7 from 18 votes
5 Star
67%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#3

in Hawaii

#288

Overall
107 Views Last Month
2,553 Since Mar 7, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
82%
18%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running