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Towering above Kona at around 8,000 feet, Hualalai is the third tallest volcano on the Big Island. This tour takes guests on an exclusive journey along the slopes of this volcanic region, through an area that is not accessible to the general public that sits behind three locked gates. This tour is one of the only ways for members of the public to explore the slopes of Hualalai!
This moderate, 3-4 mile hike travels through a native forest to the upper reaches of Hualalai. The trail is dotted with deep craters that once spewed molten lava, as well as other volcanic features like fissures, cinder cones, and lava tubes. Guests will have the opportunity to peer into dizzyingly sheer craters and take in the vistas of the Kona coastline spread out before them. The hike comes to a close with a descent into a lava tube.
In addition to access onto private land, this tour includes transportation from the tour center to the trailhead, as well as walking sticks, warm wear, and day packs. This tour offers a unique look at the unique geology and volcanology of the area, as well as a peek into the native flora and fauna of this region via a passionate tour guide.
Kona • Waikoloa • Waimea
Kona Volcano – Hualalai Hike Video