The Easy Volcanic Hike Everyone In Hawaii Should Do At Least Once

Whether you have lived on Hawaii’s Big Island your entire life, or this is your first time visiting, you absolutely must explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A trip to Hawaii Volcanoes isn’t complete without a visit to the Kilauea Caldera, a trip down the Thurston Lava Tube, a walk through the lava fields, and a drive down the Chain of Craters Road, and a ton of hiking. In fact, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to more than 150 miles of hiking trails, from easy walks to hikes recommended only for experienced hikers in top physical shape. While all of these hiking trails are phenomenal, there are two underrated trails near the park’s summit area that you shouldn’t miss.

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A warning before you go: Pregnant women, infants, young children and those with heart or respiratory problems should avoid this section of the park, as the gases from the sulfur banks can be dangerous.

Have you explored this diverse area of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? What about the epic Chain of Craters Road or the jaw-dropping Kilauea Iki Trail?