Day Hike - Earthquake Trail & Waldron Ledge
Enjoy the songs of forest birds and enjoy a spectacular view of Kīlauea Caldera from Waldron Ledge Overlook. This ashalt road was closed to cars in 1983 after severe damage from a magnitude 6.7 earthquake, The trail continues to Kīlauea Iki Crater.
Of Interest: Plants, birds, insects, earthcracks, views of Kīlauea Caldera and Mauna Loa.
This trail is wheelchair accessible with some cracked and tilted sections. The first small overlook has a very steep descent, but the larger Waldron Ledge Overlook is wheelchair accessible. Bicycles are permitted on this trail.
Note: This trail is often offered as a ranger-led walk. Check the daily schedule in the visitor center for times.
Hiking Tips (pdf-217KB)
Did You Know?
The endangered Honu (Green Sea Turtle) are frequently seen in shallow waters and basking in the sun on beaches. They return to the Northwest Hawaiian Islands to lay their nests, over 700 miles away.