Kilauea Iki Crater

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4-mile loop from the Kilauea Iki Overlook down through a fern forest to the crater floor, 400 feet below, with several viewpoints into the crater along the way. The descent into the crater is somewhat steep, but there are steps carved into the trail in spots and a few railings to hold onto to ease the way. A series of cairns marks the route across the floor of the crater.