Kilauea Hike ‘n Glow (Hilo)

An in-depth volcano exploration

  • Explore a volcano!

Get your hike on with one of our certified park service guides on our Kilauea Hike ‘n Glow tour. This is a specialized tour designed for adventurous guests looking to get off the beaten path and head off to unique areas of the Park not normally visited on organized tours. Start at our KapohoKine Adventures Store in Hilo to grab any last minute gear before heading off to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here you will discover what makes this unique place a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Preserve.

Start with a visit to the Kilauea Visitor’s Center and a picnic-style lunch. Visit the Jaggar Museum, and then on to the Thurston Lava Tube. Hike down into the Kilauea Iki crater through the rainforest and across the still-steaming crater floor. This 4-mile hike culminates in a walk through the Thurston Lava Tube. After our Hike we visit a The Volcano Winery for a wine and tea tour before your BBQ dinner. End your adventure with a stop at the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater to view the glow up close before returning to Hilo.This tour ends at approximately 8:30pm

Red molten lava may not be seen and cannot be guaranteed as volcanic activity changes constantly. Durable hiking shoes required. We’re happy to accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions, including children’s meals, with advance notice. Order of itinerary may change. 24-hour notice required to cancel tour for full refund. Tour runs rain or shine. Activity level: strenuous.

What to Bring

Video and/or still cameras, government issued ID, and tour vouchers or method of payment

What to Expect
  • Moderate air temperatures at sea level with cooler temperatures at higher elevations on the drive from Kona
  • Occasional rain showers
  • Strenuous hike across uneven and steep, rocky terrain including black lava rock
  • Red lava cannot be guaranteed on this tour
  • Tour will run rain or shine
What to Wear
  • Comfortable hiking clothes (shorts are ok)
  • Light jacket or sweater, sunglasses and hat are recommended
  • Sturdy closed-toe hiking shoes are required (sandals and flip-flops or “slippahs” will not be accepted)

What We Include

Military-grade LED flashlights, umbrellas, walking sticks, backpacks, camera tripod to share, mosquito repellant, sunblock, snacks and beverages (water, juice, soda) all day, picnic lunch and dinner at the Volcano House (dietary requirements and restrictions accommodated on request with advance notice), all entrance fees and access to private locations


Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (may include Kilauea Iki crater floor hike, Thurston Lava Tube, Devastation Trail, Pu’u Pua’I Overlook, Pauahi Crater and East Rift Zone, Steam Bluffs, Kilauea Overlook, Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory, Jaggar Museum). Order of itinerary may change, itinerary may be altered due to weather or volcanic activity and alternate locations may be substituted


Approximately 10 hours depending on pick up and drop off locations

  • All guests (including children) should be able to negotiate a strenuous 4-mile hike, unassisted, which includes a high number of steep uphill and downhill sections
  • Guests with small children are responsible for providing their own child carriers to safely navigate the entire hike.
  • Volcanic emissions, including sulfur gas, may affect those with respiratory concerns
  • Participants should be prepared for immediate evacuation in accordance with directions given by County, State and/or Federal officials.

All ages can be accommodated with the following restrictions:

  • State law requires child safety seats for all guests under 4 years of age (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)
  • Booster seats required for all guests between ages 4 and 7 and under 4 feet 9 inches tall and 80 pounds weight (we’re happy to supply seats at no charge with advance notice)

Guests under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult

For more information please feel free to call us at (808) 964-1000.

Bringing the BEST of Hawaii to YOUR adventure!

KapohoKine Adventures was born out of a desire to explore the natural beauty of Hawaii first-hand and then share this knowledge with our guests. Our Hawaii adventure tours and volcano tours truly provide a unique, exciting, and intimate experience that you will remember for years to come.

(808) 964-1000
Grand Naniloa DoubleTree by Hilton Lobby
93 Banyan Dr
Hilo, HI 96720

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