Crater Rim Trail

photo: NPS photo

Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Length: 11.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: In Hawaii Volcanoes NP circling the Kilauea Caldera.
State(s): Hawaii
Latitude: 19.41684
: -155.24293

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Crater Rim Trail — The trail begins at the Kilauea Visitor Center and makes an 11-mile circuit roughly following the crater rim drive of Kilauea. Kilauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The challenging hike takes 5-6 hours and provides a variety of landscapes and climates as well as views of the craters and Mauna (designated 1982).

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS - trail information and map
Website: Hawaii Volcanoes

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Joe Gambsky
Roads and Trails Foreman
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 52
Hawaii Volcanoes , HI 96718
(808) 985-6058



 Photo by Nikki Montembeault.

Photo by Nikki Montembeault.

 Photo by Nikki Montembeault.

Photo by Nikki Montembeault.


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