Crater Rim Drive Tours

Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the Crater Rim Drive is an 11-mile road that allows you to easily explore a portion of the summit caldera or large pit crater of Kilauea. There are numerous scenic lookouts and hiking possibilities, so be prepared to get in and out of your car for the best views and experiences.

How much you do really depends on how much time you have to spend. It takes approximately a half-hour to complete the stretch of Crater Rim Drive one-way, but the more you stop, the more you’ll see. Be flexible with your plans. It’s not uncommon for sights and sections to be closed due to volcanic activity.

Start at the Kilauea Visitor Center to get the most up-to-date information, including ranger-guided hike schedules. Films are shown throughout the day to give visitors an introduction to the area and volcanology.

Practical Info

Weather can be cool, windy and wet, so come prepared with options to layer. If you plan on doing any walking or hiking, wear good shoes. It’s also not a bad idea to bring water and snacks. From Hilo, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is located 30 miles southwest on Highway 11. Plan on about a 45-minute drive.
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Address: Kīlauea Visitor Center, Hilo, Hawaii, USA
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Kilauea Volcano Bike Tour

On this two-wheeled, adventurous Kilauea tour, explore Hawaii’s active volcano from the comfortable seat of a bike, where you’ll ride through multiple microclimates and past rugged volcanic terrain. This Hawaii bike tour is one of the best ways to explore Kilauea volcano, where every bend in the road reveals a new volcanic wonder, from steaming craters to lava fields to cliffs dropping off toward the sea. Even better, the tour includes visits to the Jagger Museum and Thurston Lava Tube.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$168.75


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