Kilaua Iki crater is where the volcano used to spew and erupt. In 1959 lava exploded out of this crater for heights of up to 1900 feet! You can actually now peer down this vent that is at the base of the cinder cone.
To get there you will hike through tropical, lush rain forest filled with unique flora and fauna. It’s about a 400′ descent down a rocky trail to the crater. From there you will pass vents, cinder cones, spatter cones and can look at the original vent.
Length: 4 Mile Loop
Trailhead: Kilauea Iki Trail Head on Crater Rim Drive in Volcano National Park
Bring: Water, quality hiking shoes, sunscreen and rain gear is recommended