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View past eruption sites, craters, and lava tubes while discovering how geologic events shape the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii volcano tours are an excellent way to experience the fantastic forces of creation and destruction.

Child (8-12)
  • Exclusive Private Access Onto Hualalai Volcano
  • Climb Through A Lava Tube
  • 3-4 mile Hike

Hidden Craters Hike

Their volcano tours include both famous destinations and off the beaten path spots that only insiders know. Hawaii Forest & Trail interpretive volcano guides are responsive to your wishes and will provide a unique and informative tour experience. The guides they have are knowledgeable and passionate about sharing the island with you.

Venture onto private land behind 3 locked gates to explore the upper slopes of Kona’s very own volcano – Hualalai. Take pleasure in a 3-4 mile hike through untouched cloud forest with incredible vistas of the Kona coast. This journey provides intimate, unique access to the site of multiple volcanic eruptions from the 1800’s, all within a short distance.  Explore a unique lava tube and capture scenic views of the coastline, stand on the edge of precipitous volcanic craters that plunge deep into the earth below.

What To Bring & Wear

Hiking or sturdy closed-toe shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and a light sweatshirt or jacket, water bottle.

Included In Your Tour

  • Trail bar snack and water refills (Please bring your own reusable bottle!).
  • Walking sticks, day packs and rain jackets.

Know Before You Go

  • Guests should be able to hike on uneven or rocky terrain with up to 1,000′ elevation gain & descent. You may encounter cool and wet conditions. Other tour restrictions may apply.
  • Hike is 3-4 miles along uneven terrain with some steep inclines and declines with elevation gains & descents. Rated moderate.
  • Elevation Gain on the tour ranges from sea level to 6,000 feet. They will meander on a single-track trail through native forest with an elevation change of approximately 800 to 1,000 feet. While exploring the lava tube, expect to descend and ascend approximately 30-40 feet.