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

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Last updated: December 7, 2020