Day Hike - Earthquake Trail & Waldron Ledge
Enjoy the forest birds;their songs and a panoramic view of the Kīlauea Caldera and Halema`uma`u Crater from the Waldron Ledge Overlook.
Walk on a paved road that was closed to vehicles in 1983 after severe damage from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. This trail continues on to Kīlauea Iki Crater.
Of Interest: Native plants, trees and birds. Severe earth cracks and a spectacular view of Kīlauea Caldera and Mauna Loa.
This section of trail includes some cracked and tilted sections. The first small overlook past the Volcano House on the right has a very steep descent, but the larger Waldron Ledge Overlook is wheelchair accessible. Bicycles are permitted on this paved trail.
Note: This trail is often offered as a ranger-led walk. Daily schedules of ranger programs are posted at Kīlauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum & Volcano House.
Hiking Tips (pdf-217KB)