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This trail forms a four-mile loop that descends into the Kilauea Iki Crater and ends on Crater Rim Road.

The Kilauea Iki Trail descends 400 feet through rain forest, crosses the crater floor, passes Pu'u Pua'i cinder cone and returns via the crater's rim. This trail follows a four-mile loop and is rated as moderately difficult by the Park Service. It leads visitors in and around the Kilauea Iki Crater, beginning at the Thurston Lava Tube parking area. Volcanic formations along the trail include: a lava lake, steam vents and a cinder and spatter cone.

Directions: From Kilauea Visitor Center, Drive two miles south toward Thurston Lava Tube. The trail begins in the parking area.

Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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