Sunday Walk in the Park

Sunday, June 8, 2013 – Exploring Kilauea Iki Trail, Na Huku (Thurston Lava Tube), Escape Road, Crater Rim & Byron Ledge Trails –  Led by Nick Shema

This monthly program, held on second Sundays, is aimed at bringing together the members of the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to explore the park’s beautiful trails.

This month’s five-mile roundtrip hike will start at the resources management parking area. We will take the Kilauea Iki Trail to Na Huku (Thurston Lava Tube). From there we will proceed past Na Huku down the Escape Road for about one mile and take a right on the Crater Rim Trail. We will follow that trail to the Chain of Craters Road and proceed to the Devastation Trail parking lot. From there we will take the Byron Ledge Trail to the Kilauea Iki Trail and back to the starting location. We will stop and eat lunch mid-way through this hike.


The walk is free to Friends members (though non-members are welcome to join the non-profit Friends group in order to attend). Park entrance fees apply. To register, contact Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park at (808) 985-7373 or email us at

Where to Meet

Participants provide their own transportation to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. From Highway 11, between mile markers 28 and 29, turn into Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (entrance fees apply). After going through the park’s entrance stations, take the first left onto Crater Rim Drive then proceed a half-mile to the “T” junction with a STOP sign. Go right at the STOP sign and follow the road around to the left to a group of buildings. Park near the first building on the right. Approximate travel from Hilo is 1 hour and from Kailua-Kona is 3 hours. To view maps, visit


This will be a moderately strenuous hike of about five miles roundtrip, mostly on forested trails. Participants should be prepared for the base 4,000’ elevation as well as for variable weather conditions, including sunny, windy, chilly, and/or rainy.


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Kilauea Iki by NPS-Jay Robinson
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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