Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (Part I)

I’m back with more photos from my Big Island, Hawaii vacation! One of my favorite parts of the trip was this insane hike (located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) that we did the day before we left. When I say insane, I mean the view/scenery was spectacular (it was a fairly easy hike). There are a bunch of different trails you can do at the park, but this one came highly recommended so we decided to check it out. It’s called the Kilauea Iki Trail.

View from the top:

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Neat, huh? I should explain that the hike begins at the top (which is lush forest), and you make your way down to the barren Kilauea Iki Crater. Once you reach the crater floor, the scene is otherworldly.

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Some parts of the trail going down (and back up at the end) are pretty steep, and other parts are quite pleasant like this:

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Here’s what it looks like once you get to the bottom:

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There are numbered markers along the trail to guide you down (and back up) the mountain, but once you get down to the crater floor, you’ll have to look for these piled stone markers:

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It seriously looked like another planet down there. Or like Oreos. Crushed Oreos. But that might have been the hunger talking.

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As mentioned before, there are different trails and sightseeing opportunities (and even a museum!) at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, so next time I’ll share more of what we did after we finished our hike. Because I’ve already spammed you all with too many photos this time around.

Planning a visit? Click here for the park’s website.

More on the Kilauea Iki Trail: one // two // three // four // five

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