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The Best Hiking in Volcano

Looking for the best hiking in Volcano? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Volcano. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Volcano

  • Mountain View, Hawaii

    Drive Chain of Craters Road

    5.0
    37.6 mi
    Starting at the Kilauea Visitor Center, this 18.8 mile drive begins its 3,700 foot elevation change by meandering through the rainforest. Follow signs from the visitor center (near the entrance of the park) to Crater Rim Drive. Chain of Craters Road begins off of Crater Rim Drive, 3.3 miles south...
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Halema'uma'u Steam Bluff and Sulfur Banks

    1.3 mi / 88 ft gain
    Halema'uma'u Steam Bluff and Sulfur Banks Trail is a loop hike that takes you by a hot springs located near Volcano, Hawaii, Hawaii.
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Hike The Kilauea Iki Trail

    5.0
    3.23 mi / 472 ft gain
    The trail begins at the Kīlauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive. You may go either way from the trailhead. Going left will take you to the Thurston Lava Tube parking lot and then down to the floor of Kīlauea Iki. Going right will take hikers through the rain forest on the crater rim and down ...
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Thurston Lava Tube Trail

    0.46 mi / 66 ft gain
    Thurston Lava Tube Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii.
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Devastation Trail to Puu Puai Overlook

    1.05 mi / 98 ft gain
    Devastation Trail to Puu Puai Overlook is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Volcano, Hawaii, Hawaii.
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Halema‘uma‘u Trail

    3.5
    0.92 mi / 36 ft gain
    Everyone knows that Hawaii was formed from a series of volcanoes over millions of years. But did you know that you can experience one of them up close? Well, as close as you can while staying safe, obviously. The Halema'uma'u Crater has been active since 2008 when the vent first erupted. Since t...
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Naulu Trail

    10.1 mi / 324 ft gain
    Naulu Trail is an out and back hike where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii.
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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Bike to the Kalapana Lava Flow

    4.0
    9.85 mi / 341 ft gain
    When we chose to visit the volcanic big island of Hawaii, we knew that seeing an active lava flow was a must do. We decided to go at sunset and into the evening, as the lava flow would be spectacular under the dark night sky - we were right.  Start by driving to Kalapana, south of Hilo, on the e...
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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Kaumana Trail

    3.16 mi / 338 ft gain
    Kaumana Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Hilo, Hawaii.
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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Kaumana Caves

    0.1 mi / 10 ft gain
    Kaumana Caves is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Hilo, Hawaii.
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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Wai'ale Falls Trail

    0.68 mi / 69 ft gain
    Wai'ale Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Hilo, Hawaii.
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  • Rainbow Falls, Hawaii

    Explore Rainbow Falls

    5.0
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Rainbow Falls is a gorgeous and easily accessible pull-off from Highway 11. This is not really a hike - just a short walk from the parking lot to a gorgeous 80 foot waterfall (making this fun for all ages!). Hit up Cafe Pesto in Hilo for a meal after.  If you want to learn about the mythology sur...
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  • Hawaii County, Hawaii

    Hike Mauna Kea via Humuula Trail

    12 mi / 4800 ft gain
    Mauna Kea is one of the volcanoes that helped form the Big Island of Hawai’i. However, its last eruption was around 2600 BC. Mauna Kea sits at an elevation of 13,796ft above sea level making it the second highest mountain I’ve hiked as I write this post – just shy of Mt Whitney. Interestingly, mo...
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  • Papaikou, Hawaii

    Onomea Trail

    0.51 mi / 194 ft gain
    Onomea Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Pepeekeo, Hawaii.
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  • Papaikou, Hawaii

    Donkey Trail

    0.39 mi / 164 ft gain
    Donkey Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Papaikou, Hawaii.
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  • Pepeekeo, Hawaii

    'Akaka Falls

    3.7
    0.54 mi / 118 ft gain
    'Akaka Falls is a big tourist place so make sure to arrive early for parking! Definitely take the time to snap pictures, none of them will turn out bad. From what I remember, the hike up wasn't bad at all. The majority of it was gravel or boardwalk, but be careful because Hawaii is humid, especi...
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