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239 Hiking Trails of Volcanoes National Park Featuring Endangered Species

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Hiking Trails of Volcanoes National Park Featuring Endangered Species

 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is located on the Island of Hawaii, 96 miles from Kailua-Kona and 30 miles from Hilo, and displays a rich history, and a fascinating world of biological diversity, which includes endangered species such the Hawaiian goose, petrel, owl, and hawk. The park boasts numerous trails, each displaying its own unique physical features.

Trails on Kīlauea Summit

Ha'akulamanu (Sulphur Banks) Trail boasts steaming cracks and colorful mineral deposits, and is 1.2 mile (2 km) round-trip. It is well known for its birds and healing vapors.

Earthquake Trail offers views of dramatic earth cracks and panoramic views of the Kīlauea Caldera and Halema`uma`u Crater from the Waldron Ledge Overlook. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) round-trip and features a paved road.

Halema'uma'u Trail is a distance of 1.8 miles round-trip, and it descends through a rainforest. It also features a one-of-a-kind biodiversity of plants, insects, and birds, as well as steam vents.

Iliahi (Sandalwood) Trail takes you on a shady loop covering 1.5 (2.4 km) through a rain forest, with the sounds of birds, fault scarps, active steam vents, and pit craters. This loop features incredible views of Kīlauea Caldera, Halema`uma`u Crater and Mauna Loa.

Kīlauea Iki Trail covers 4 miles (6.4km) and descends through a rainforest to the steaming floor of Kīlauea Iki Crater lava lake. Cinder cones, spatter cones, and beautiful native birds can be spotted on this trail.

Devastation Trail has a distance of 1 mile (1.6km) round trip of paved path, which boasts beautiful landscape of lava molds and cinder and cinder cones. The unique native plant and animal life can also be viewed while trekking.

Kīpukapuaulu Loop is a 1.2 mile (1.9km) trail that takes you through a "Kīpuka", and displays some of Hawaii’s oldest vegetation and rarest animals.

Crater Rim Trail is the longest of the trails with a distance of 11-mile (17.7km), and loops Kilauea's summit caldera. This trail takes you through an active volcano, while showcasing diverse scenic vistas, desert terrain, and lush rainforest, along with steam vents and craters.

Chain of Craters Road Trails

Mauna Ulu / Pu‘u Huluhulu covers for 2.5 miles (4.0km) roundtrip, with panoramic views of lava tree molds, forested cinder cones, diverse plant life, and lava rampart.

Pu'u Loa Trail is a coastal trail that passes through an ancient lava field, and covers 1.4 miles (2.25km) round trip, boasting one of Hawaii's most extensive petroglyph fields.

  This is a digitally colored map designed by Lisa and her team.

All sizes are approximate. 

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