Things to Do

Take the Crater Rim Drive Tour

Take the Crater Rim Drive Tour

Bring your camera to the viewing area at Jaggar Museum on Crater Rim Drive

Drive Chain of Craters Road

Drive Chain of Craters Road

Chain of Craters Road is an Exceptionally Scenic and Spectacular Drive

Hiking

Hiking

With over 150 miles of trails in the park, exploration by walking and hiking can be a fascinating and enjoyable experience

Ranger Programs

Ranger Programs

Ranger Dean leads a program at Ha‘akulamanu (Sulphur Banks)

Biking

Biking

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park offers adventurous bicyclists dramatic views of volcanic landscapes

Camping

Camping

There are two drive-in campgrounds in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki

‘Ike Hana No‘eau & Nā Leo Manu Programs

‘Ike Hana No‘eau & Nā Leo Manu Programs

‘Ike Hana No‘eau - Experience the Skillful Work Nā Leo Manu - Heavenly Voices

After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park

Special Speaker Presentations

Kahuku Unit Guided Hikes

Kahuku Unit Guided Hikes

Kahuku is a place of dynamic volcanism, rich Hawaiian traditions and a fascinating history of ranching

Stewardship at the Summit

Stewardship at the Summit

Come help out the park and the 'aina (land) by cutting invasive himalayan ginger (Heydechium gardnerianum) on park trails

A Walk Into the Past

A Walk Into the Past

"A Walk into the Past" features a living history presenter, dressed in period costume and bringing back to life "Thomas A. Jaggar"

 

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is easily visited by car in just a few hours or may be explored in more depth over several days. Here are some recommendations when planning your visit to the Park:

Visitor Alert - Hazardous Fumes Advisory
and Closure of some areas at the Summit of Kilauea

One to 3 Hour Visit ?

If you have only one to three hours, explore the summit of Kīlauea volcano via Crater Rim Drive; an 11-mile road that encircles the summit caldera, passes through desert, lush tropical rain forest, traverses the caldera floor, and provides access to well-marked scenic stops and short walks. (Note: Crater Rim Drive is closed between Jaggar Museum and the Chain of Craters Road junction due to volcanic activity in Halema'uma'u.)

Four to 5 Hour Visit ?

If you have four to five hours, you may also explore the East Rift and coastal area of the Park via Chain of Craters Road. This road descends 3,700 feet in 20 miles and ends where lava flows crossed the road in 2003.

Explore the Park on Foot

Hikers will find an abundance of trails to satisfy their curiosity. Day hikes and backcountry hikes offer great adventures for visitors who wish to explore beyond the roadways.

 
Ranger Pauline Leads a Group of Visitors on an Interpretive Hike
NPS Photo - Ranger Pauline Leads a Group of Visitors on an Interpretive Hike

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

(808) 985-6000
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