Kilauea Hike and Flow (Hilo Pick Up)

Explore Kilauea’s most recent eruption and historic lava flows.


Exploring Hawaii Island’s explosive side on foot is what this tour is all about. Hike to Kilauea’s historic lava flow from 2018, an imposing 40 foot tall wall of black lava covering the highway, and follow the flow to where it entered the ocean and changed the shape of the island. Step over cracks and sink holes left behind by the eruption in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Tour also visits Volcano Winery, Kaumana Caves, Kilauea Iki, Volcano House and Steaming Bluffs. Tour includes a two mile hike on partial pavement and one mile hike on black lava plus shorter walks. Picnic lunch and Hawaiian-Style BBQ dinner all included. Approx 9 hours.

Explore Kilauea’s most recent eruption and historic lava flows.

Exploring Hawaii Island’s explosive side on foot is what this tour is all about. Hike Kilauea lava flows dating back to 1881 up to the historic flows of 2018. Start with a drive through quaint Hilo town where you’ll drive along the historic waterfront before heading out to the old fishing village of Kalapana. Your National Park Service certified guide will discuss the volcanology, geology, and history of these monstrous wonders, as well as providing in-depth narration on the various lava flows and flora and fauna that you’ll be passing by. You’re headed to Mackenzie State Recreation Area next. The highway here was closed by the marching 40 foot tall wall of crumbly a’a lava as it continued to the sea. Take a hike along the now-closed highway, and then follow the lava flow through the pine forest to the altered coastline and cliffs overlooking the new black sand beach. A picnic-style lunch will be served here amongst the pine trees, weather permitting. Stop by Star of the Sea Painted Church. Moved by the community twice to save it from advancing lava flows in 1990, this decommissioned church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next travel to the crown jewel of Hawaii, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Visit the Kilauea Visitor’s Center, the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, and Steaming Bluffs. Hike out to Keanakakoi Crater and walk over the most recent cracks and sink holes left behind by the historic eruption of 2018. Enjoy the views of Kilauea Caldera from the famous Volcano House. Visit Volcano Winery, the southernmost winery in the United States. The Winery remained open daily throughout the eruption despite hundreds of earthquakes every day. Drive over cracks left in the road to the Winery, reminders of the summer of 2018. Take a private tour of the vineyard and winery then sample up to eight different types of wines, varying from sweet to dry, and all with a unique Hawaiian flare. The Volcano Winery also has estate grown teas to taste and soft drinks and water are also included. After sampling beverages, you’ll enjoy a hearty Hawaiian-style BBQ dinner with a complimentary glass of your choice of Volcano Winery wine or other beverage.

Kilauea Hike and Flow Itinerary

Timing subject to change:

Hilo 10:45
Mackenzie 11:45 – 1:10 (lunch)
Painted Church 1:30 – 1:50
HVNP 2:50 – 4:50 (VIS, IKI, Mauna Ulu, Keanakakoi, VH, Steam)
Winery 5:00 – 6:00 (dinner)
HVNP (whatever is left) 6:10 – 7:00
Hilo 7:45

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

Map Marker Mailing Address:
PO Box 638
Pepeekeo,HI 96783
Open Book Fax: 808-964-1003

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