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Crater Rim Drive is an eleven-mile loop road that encircles the summit Caldera, passes through the Ka`u Desert and tropical rain forest and provides access to well-marked scenic stops and short walks. This road provides access to Kilauea Visitor Center, Jaggar Museum, Halemaumau Overlook and Thurston Lava Tube. Several trails are accessible from this route, including Crater Rim Trail, Devastation Trail and Ka'u Desert Trail. You should allow one to three hours to tour this scenic drive, depending on how often you stop.

Distance: 11 Miles

Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From Park Entrance, Turn to the left as you enter the park and follow signs toward the Kilauea Visitor Center. This is the beginning of Crater Rim Scenic Drive.

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Telephone Number: (808) 985-6000
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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