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This trail leads from the Kilauea Visitor Center to the Halemaumau Overlook through the Kilauea Caldera.

Halemaumau Trail begins at the Kilauea Visitor Center, descends 400 feet through rain forest, crosses the desert-like Kilauea Caldera and ends at Halemaumau Overlook. The trail is three and a half miles long, one way and rated as moderately difficult by the Park Service. The return trip may be made via Crater Rim Trail or another combination of short paths. Interesting volcanic formations along the path include: pahoehoe lava flows, steam vents, spatter ramparts and craters. The Park Service issues a warning for pregnant women and people with heart and breathing difficulties to be aware of sulfur fumes and avoid this trail.

Directions: From Halemaumau Overlook, The trail continues into the Calera from the Halemaumau Overlook.

Distance: 3.5 miles

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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