Kilauea Iki Trail and Crater Rim Trail
Great day hike down into and across a solid lava lake in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Klauea Iki Trail starts in the rain forest on the crater's rim. The trail descends 400 feet through the rain forest to the crater floor. Hikers will cross the still-steaming crater floor, past the gaping throat of the vent that built Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone, and return to your starting point via the crater's rim.
Highlights: Rain forest, birds, insects, 1959 lava lake, steam vents, cinder and spatter cone.