The centerpiece of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the volcano Kilauea, the world’s longest continuously erupting volcano. The lava has been flowing here since 1983 and there are few places in the world where the destructive and creative process of volcanism is better on display. The hiking trails here are surprisingly varied, taking visitors through lava tube caves, across desolated former lava lakes, into dense rain forests filled with sulphur vents, and down to a beach where new land is literally created right before your very eyes. Hiking here is like no other place on the planet – definitely make the time for a visit if you’re on the Island of Hawaii.

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Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko’i

Crater Rim Drive to Keanakāko’i

Distance: 2 mi

Time: 1 hrs

Elevation Gain: 130 ft

Difficulty: Easy

Kilauea Iki and the Thurston Lava Tube

Kilauea Iki and the Thurston Lava Tube

Distance: 4.1 mi

Time: 2.5 hrs

Elevation Gain: 700 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Sulphur Banks and Crater Rim Trails

Sulphur Banks and Crater Rim Trails

Distance: 5.5 mi

Time: 2 hrs

Elevation Gain: 214 ft

Difficulty: Moderate

Kalapana to the Kamokuna Lava Flow

Kalapana to the Kamokuna Lava Flow

Distance: 9 mi

Time: 4 hrs

Elevation Gain: 107 ft

Difficulty: Challenging

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