Bike the Volcanoes
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park offers adventurous bicyclists dramatic views of volcanic landscapes. Descend into the steaming caldera of Kilauea volcano via Crater Rim Drive. Pedal through deserts and rain forests, past craters and rift zones. Biking in the park provides exciting opportunities for everyone - old or young, experienced or novice.
Protect the fragile lava features, rare plants, and archeological sites. Ride only on designated bike routes.
Follow the Rules
Check our Weather and Climate webpage for more information and prepare accordingly for your trip.
Safety and Health
Volcanic Air Pollution
Sulfur dioxide gas and sulfuric acid mist can make breathing difficult especially near Halema'uma'u Crater and on the lower half of Chain of Craters Road. At times, the entire park can be affected. On those days vigorous physical activity should be avoided. Individuals with respiratory or heart conditions, infants and pregnant women should be especially careful to avoid prolonged exposure to volcanic air pollution.
Fees and Permits
Did You Know?
The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.