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september, 2019

This is a repeating event

sat14sep10:00 am2:00 pmEvent OverFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Paid Guided Programs

Kīlauea Iki Trail


Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!

Event Details

Kīlauea Iki

This 4 hour guided hike is $80.00 per person. Purchase your ticket(s) above.

Descend through a lush rain forest to the floor of the solidified, however still steaming Kīlauea Iki Crater lava lake. Peer into the 1959 vent that erupted to a height of 1900 feet located below the Pu‘u Pua‘i cinder cone.

Meet at Kīlauea Iki Overlook  19.4169444, -155.2511111

Of interest: Walking through a rain forest, viewing native birds, walk on the 1959 lava lake, view steam vents, cinder cones and spatter cones.

  • Difficulty: Moderate to challenging – Steep and rocky, descent & ascent 400 feet (122m).
  • Distance and hiking time: 2.4 miles (3.86km) one way. Approximately 4 hours.
  • Distance from Visitor Center to trailhead: 2 miles (3.2km).
  • Trail begins: At the Kīlauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive.
  • Bring: Water, lunch, hat, sunscreen and rain gear. Be prepared for hot, dry, wet, windy weather conditions and steep and rocky terrain.

Ahu (stacked rocks) mark the trail across the crater floor. Please do not disturb them or build new ones.

This event is presented by the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

october 5, 2019 10:00 am - october 5, 2019 2:00 pmoctober 23, 2019 10:00 am - october 23, 2019 2:00 pmnovember 16, 2019 10:00 am - november 16, 2019 2:00 pmnovember 26, 2019 10:00 am - november 26, 2019 2:00 pmdecember 14, 2019 10:00 am - december 14, 2019 2:00 pmdecember 26, 2019 10:00 am - december 26, 2019 2:00 pm