Day Hike - Halema‘uma‘u Trail

Hiking the Halema‘uma‘u Trail
Hiking the Halema‘uma‘u Trail

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Halema‘uma‘u Trail descends through the rain forest
Halema‘uma‘u Trail descends through the rain forest

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Halema'uma'u Trail

Descend 425 feet (130m) at the southern edge of Kīlauea Caldera through a rain forest that has been re-established numerous times.

View the Halema‘uma‘u Trail Guide (pdf 2.98MB).

Of interest: A unique biological diversity of plants, birds, insects; formations of "pahoehoe" lava, steam vents, walk on the 1974 lava flow and a panoramic view of a volcanic caldera.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance and hiking time: .8 miles one way, 1.6 miles roundtrip. Estimated time is 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
  • Trail begins: Behind the Volcano House off Crater Rim Trail.
  • Bring: Water, food, hat, sun protection & raingear. Be prepared for hot, dry, wet, and windy weather conditions.
 

Last updated: November 7, 2019

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