Things to Do
With over 150 miles of trails in the park, exploration by walking and hiking can be a fascinating and enjoyable experience
Ranger Dean leads a program at Ha‘akulamanu (Sulphur Banks)
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park offers adventurous bicyclists dramatic views of volcanic landscapes
Kahuku Unit Guided Hikes
Kahuku is a place of dynamic volcanism, rich Hawaiian traditions and a fascinating history of ranching
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" 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:
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