Descend 425 feet (130m) at the southern edge of Kīlauea Caldera through a rain forest that has been re-established numerous times.
Please note the Halema‘uma‘u Trail across the caldera floor is closed beyond stop 10 due to the active eruptive vent in Halema‘uma‘u Crater.
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.
Leave rocks in their rightful place.
The stacking of rocks can be culturally offensive, disorienting to hikers, and potentially against the law. Do not disturb the environment by stacking piles of rocks.
Last updated: October 1, 2019