Crater Rim Drive Tour
Visiting the park by car is easy to do. The two main roads visitors will travel (Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road) are paved, two-wheel drive roadways. Crater Rim Drive takes you along a portion of the summit caldera (large pit crater) of Kīlauea.
Weather may be cool, windy, and rainy. Bring shoes, raingear/jackets, hats, bottled water, and snacks if you plan to venture out of your car at these view points.
Use the links below to familiarize yourself with scenic stops along Crater Rim Drive.
Did You Know?
The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...