Crater Rim Trail

photo: NPS photo

Length: 11.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Nature Trail
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: In Hawaii Volcanoes NP circling the Kilauea Caldera.
State(s): Hawaii
Longitude: -155.24293
Latitude: 19.41684

Driving Directions

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The Crater Rim Trail begins at the Kilauea Visitor Center and makes an 11-mile circuit roughly following the crater rim drive of Kilauea. Kilauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. The challenging hike takes 5-6 hours and provides a variety of landscapes and climates as well as views of the craters and Mauna.

Additional Details

Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Crushed rock, compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock

Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS - trail information and map

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Joe Gambsky
Roads and Trails Foreman
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
P.O. Box 52
Hawaii Volcanoes, HI 96718
(808) 985-6058
[email protected]



 Photo by Nikki Montembeault.

Photo by Nikki Montembeault.

 Photo by Nikki Montembeault.

Photo by Nikki Montembeault.


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