To celebrate the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service, we offer a Guided Kilauea Iki Trail Hike Special!
The Kilauea Iki hike is famous for breathtaking views of the Kilauea Iki crater and the last eruption which occurred in 1959. The trail is the easiest way to access and thru-hike a volcanic crater in Hawaii! Led by our ranger trained interpretive guides, you will descend through a lush rain forest to the floor of the solidified, but still steaming Kīlauea Iki Crater lava lake. At the bottom of the Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone, your guide will show you the remnants of the vent that erupted to a height of approx. 1900 feet in 1959! It was the tallest lava fountain ever recorded in Hawaii.
Price without transportation: Adult: $39 plus tax, Child (6–17): $29 plus tax
Capacity: 14 guests maximum – reservation required; minimum 4 guests
Difficulty: Moderate to challenging – Steep and rocky, descent & ascent 400 feet (122 m) each way with steps and switchbacks – equivalent to climbing up and down a 40-story building.
Distance: 4 mile (6.4km) loop
Hiking time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours including numerous stops along the way
Meeting point: At the Kilauea Iki overlook parking lot in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; for meeting time, please call our office at 808 937 5472 or email email@example.com
Driving time from Kona: 2 h 15 min
Driving time from Hilo: 50 min
If you need transportation from the Kona/Kohala area: additional $60 per adult; please call our office at 808 937 5472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a pick up
If you need transportation from Hilo: additional $30 per adult; please call our office at 808 937 5472 or email email@example.com to schedule a pick up
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, and rain gear. Be prepared for hot, dry, wet, and windy weather and steep and rocky terrain
Reservations: Call us at 808-937-5472 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the tour itinerary may change depending on weather and volcanic conditions.
USA Today Award: The Kilauea Iki Trail was voted #3 Best National Park Hike in the USA!
Your guide will lead the group and hike with you along the trail. We make numerous stops to explore the diverse environment and talk about the spectacular eruptions that unfolded here in the winter of 1959.
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