Kīlauea Overlook

A deep crater within a volcanic caldera with a tree in the foreground
Kīlauea Overlook

NPS Photo/J. Wei

Quick Facts

Scenic View/Photo Spot, Toilet - Vault/Composting, Trailhead

Kīlauea Overlook provides the most dramatic views of Kaluapele (Kīlauea caldera) and Halemaʻumaʻu crater, which underwent a massive collapse during the history-making eruption of 2018.

From here, visitors can hike along Crater Rim Trail, which traverses the summit caldera of Kīlauea.

Read more about the eruption of 2018