As much as we have altered the face of the Earth to suit our needs, we can only stand in awe before the power of an eruption as it has formed the islands of Hawai'i.
Certain park areas will close depending on volcanic activity and weather conditions for trails.
Visit the 'Ainahou Ranch House and Gardens to learn more about Hawai'i's culture. It is located within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, approximately four miles south and down slope from Kilauea Caldera. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places at the state level of significance in 1995.
The true character of the park is best discovered on foot. With over 150 miles of trails in the park, exploration by walking and hiking can be a fascinating and enjoyable experience. Park trails range in difficulty from easy walks to longer hikes such as Kilauea Iki or Mauna Iki. Other trails provide access through wilderness areas and are suitable only for those who are in top physical condition and properly outfitted with winter gear. Most trails are well maintained and easy to follow. Wilderness trails are roughly marked by ahu (cairns - piles of rock). Devastation and Waldron Ledge trails are paved and accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
Wake up to dramatic caldera vistas at the summit of Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Perched on the rim of Kilauea caldera with a view toward Halema'uma'u crater, the historic Volcano Housesmhas long captured the imagination of visitors from all over the world with its rich cultural legacy, warm Hawaiian hospitality, and iconic location within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on Hawai'i Island.
Take a culinary journey through the land and sea of Hawaii Island at the Rim with its fine dining. While you dine, you'll enjoy the Kilauea caldera and the billowing Halema'uma'u Crater as your backdrop. Our chefs create flavors unique to the Pacific region, dishes made with ingredients from local farms and ranches. Enjoy a selection of fresh caught island fish, grass-fed beef and Big Island grown vegetables. Listen to live music by local musicians every night of the week from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.
Come check out After Dark in the Park with special speaker and presenters and our other events like 'Ike Hana No'eau - Experience the Skillful Work Nā Leo Manu and many more.