Explore the 1969-1974 lava flows of Mauna Ulu and hike to the top of Puʻu Huluhulu Cinder Cone.
Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs
Hike across a lava field to the largest group of petroglyphs in Hawaiʻi.
Walk along an old portion of Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko'i Crater and views toward the massive Halemaʻumaʻu.
Ha'akulamanu (Sulphur Banks)
See where volcanic gases have deposited colorful crystals.
Hike down to the floor of Kīlauea caldera, with possible longer connections to Byron Ledge, Kīlauea Iki, and Nāhuku.
Descend 400 feet (122 m) through rainforest into a volcanic crater and hike across a hardened lava lake from the 1959 eruption.
Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube)
Walk through lush rainforest and see a cave where a river of lava flowed 500 years ago.
Stroll on a paved path through a recovering landscape that was buried by falling cinder from the 1959 Kīlauea Iki eruption.
Crater Rim Trail
Catch views of Kīlauea caldera and feel the breath of the volcano at Steaming Bluff (Wahinekapu).
A loop hike through a unique area of biological diversity with rare plants, birds, and old-growth trees.
Footprints and Maunaiki
Traverse the rugged Kaʻū Desert and see footprints left by Native Hawaiians long ago
Take in views of Puʻu Puaʻi and Kīlauea caldera. Byron Ledge makes for a great longer hike to the Kīlauea Iki loop and Nāhuku.
Last updated: March 20, 2020