• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Day Hike - ‘Iliahi (Sandalwood) Trail

‘Iliahi Trail hikers
Visitors hiking the ‘Iliahi Trail
NPS Photo
One of many views from the ‘Iliahi Trail

One of many views from the ‘Iliahi Trail

NPS Photo

'Iliahi (Sandalwood) Trail

Hike through rain forest, past steam vents with views of Kīlauea Caldera, Halema'uma'u Crater and Mauna Loa.

'Iliahi (Hawaiian for Sandalwood) grows among native and non-native trees along this trail.

Of interest: Rain forest, birds, steam vents, earthcracks, fault scarps.

  • Difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Distance: 1.5 mile (2.4 km) loop
  • Trail begins to the right of the Volcano House hotel (when facing the caldera)
  • Bring: water, snacks, hat, sunscreen, raingear
  • Stay on the trail and stay away from scalding steam vents, earth cracks and cliffs.

Hiking Tips (pdf-217KB)


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