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Kailua-Kona, United States
Hidden Craters Hike
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Discover Hawaii's Big Island which is famous for volcanoes—on an off-road craters Tour. Hop aboard a 4 Wheel Drive van for a breathtaking ride up the side of the Hualalai volcano. You'll pass giant craters and among both rainforest and lunar landscapes climbing 6,000 feet to explore an incredible lava tube on foot.
  • Hualalai Holoholo 4x4 adventure tour on the Big Island
  • Breathtaking panoramic views of the Hawaiian landscape
  • Explore the volcano on foot
  • Off-road travel up the side of Hualalai
  • Learn about the Big Island's distinct geology and rock formations

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This tour takes you on a thrilling off-road ride up the side of Hulalai Volcano.
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Interpretative Naturalist Guide
Refillable filtered water, Juices, Sparkling Flavored Waters
Walking sticks, daypacks and rain gear
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Hotel pick-up and drop off
Hawaii Forest & Trail Kona Headquarters , 73-5593 A, 73-5593 Olowalu St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740, USA

Across from Home Depot

7:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • We recommend that guests wear closed-toe walking shoes or hiking boots, shorts, short sleeved shirt, and bring a light sweatshirt or jacket
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under
  • Not recommended for participants with back or neck problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Hawaii Forest &Trail
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitisation during Hidden Craters Hike?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
See all safety measures taken by Hidden Craters Hike.

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star-5
Fun and interesting!
Brynn_L
, Jul. 2022
Great hike! Challenging but not too strenuous. Adam was a great guide who gave us a lot of topical information and interesting stories. Highly recommend
star-5
Adventure, Experience and Views
dominicjoe2004
, Jul. 2022
We had a splendid experience. The hike was a little more than moderate. There was some challenging terrain and steepness. Awesome views up on the elevation. Our guide Mark and Nick were great. Knowledgeble and safe concious. This hike can be slippery, there are lots of loose gravel. I would recommend this activity to anyone.
star-5
Mark was the best guide! Take the tour
porshawna_m
, Jul. 2022
Mark was a great guide. Very acknowledgeable about the big island and the land. He made sure we left no trace of us being up there gave us breaks when he could see we were tired. I recommend anyone wanting a great physical push to do this hike! It was amazing they gave us protein bars juice and Water to keep us going. Mark also had options for those that didn’t want a hard trail and those who wanted the hard trail. We still were able to keep together and be safe but push ourselves if we wanted to. We were wrapping up in the forest and there was a moment our group just wanted to be still and take in the land quiet and Mark gave us that moment and let us take in all in. It’s not a tour For someone who hasn’t hiked before or isn’t an outdoors person.
star-5
Highly recommend booking this!
Lacey_C
, Jun. 2022
This was an amazing experience I’m so grateful to have had on our trip to the Big Island. This is a unique chance to hike very sacred, ancestral land. Our guide Mark was wonderful- very knowledgeable about the land and Hawaiian culture, great personality and holds space for feedback and expectations you have for your hike. I just can’t say enough about what it meant to have this experience. If you love nature, like to hike (this isn’t an easy, paved walk I will warn you), are interested in Hawaiian culture don’t think twice and book it! You won’t regret it. Thank you!!
star-5
Breath taking
Randy_M
, May 2022
Loved it! Such a be peaceful day and a spectacular birthday!! The tour guide was humorous and well knowledged in Hawaiian culture and provided extra tid bits of knowledge. Definitely a must do hike!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing technical hike
Marie_T
, Apr. 2022
My boyfriend and I loved this hike. We are avid hikers so we enjoy a challenge. This is a real hike and definitely not a stroll in the park. I would recommend this for someone that loves hiking and does not have an mobility issues. We learned so much and the views were amazing. The best part was the lava tube. Our guide was Taro and he was very knowledgeable and engaging.
star-5
Great adventure with terrific guide.
Edwin_J
, Apr. 2022
It was a hike off of the beaten path. Saw the real natural part of the island that most never see. Would do it again!
star-5
Beautiful worthwhile adventure
Muriel_R
, Feb. 2022
Mystical in the old woods, listening and watching the birds. The old craters along the rift zone was unexpected but beautiful.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Experience of a life time !!!!!!!!
Barbara_T
, Feb. 2022
I booked with the intent of having a good time on a hike but I actually had a hiking experience I will never forget ! It was exhilarating and magical. I completely was not expecting to be blown away by the views of the crators. Our guide Mark was extremely knowledgeable and elevated the entire experience by pointing out rare and endangered birds. ASK for Mark as your guide !!! As a hiking enthusiast you WILL NOT regret this experience. IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!!!!
star-5
Highly recommend!!! Great way to spend a morning in Kona!
RaeA_W
, Feb. 2022
Excellent tour! Other reviewers mentioned a “bumpy ride” on the way to the hike and they meant it!!! Jon was an excellent guide and lots of fun (5 star tour guide and 1 star for his jokes—haha). This hike is not for the novice—wear your hiking shoes and bring a few layers of clothing which you will need to peel off as you work your way up the mountain. Use the walking sticks which are provided—they were a huge help for our group. Excellent views from the mountain and climbing through the lava tube was a highlight. Would highly recommend!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome excursion
Sharie_N
, Feb. 2022
What an awesome excursion - so worth it. How many times does a person get to climb into a Lava tube and walk along the ridge of a crater? Once in a lifetime!!! Marc the guide was knowledgeable about Hawaiian culture and the natural environment. It was a delight being on his tour. Loved and appreciated his Aloha spirit.
star-5
Beautiful & Informational
William_G
, Jan. 2022
Our guide, Dave, was both accommodating and entertaining. The hike was filled with scenery that put me on my heals....a visual sensation.
star-5
Amazing and Fun
Christina_P
, Dec. 2021
It was a fantastic hike with beautiful scenery. Mark, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable about our surroundings. I highly recommend it. You must wear sneakers or hiking shoes. (no sandals or water shoes).
star-5
Amazing Vistas and Subterranean Adventure
Alison_R
, Dec. 2021
Really enjoyed this outing with my stepson. Mateo was an excellent guide, the scenery was spectacular, and everything we needed was provided, including hiking poles, small backpacks, snacks, water refills, and rain jackets (just in case). Learned a lot and loved the chance to see the island from a different vantage point.
star-5
One of the best things I did in Hawaii!!
Joe_D
, Nov. 2021
Definitely a worthwhile and fun experience!! Really cool tour of the unique geology of Hawaii!! The tour guide we had was knowledgeable and showed us a lot of really cool stuff, and got great pictures!!
star-5
Definitely not a hike for...
Shannon_G
, Oct. 2021
Definitely not a hike for beginners. A very bumpy ride as you enter and leave the area, but everything else was amazing!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome!
Jennifer_D
, Aug. 2021
The tour is AWESOME! Physically rewarding. I love it! Our guide Mark is knowledgeable and wonderful. Highly recommended!!!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing adventure
Robert_B
, Aug. 2021
Our guide was very knowledgeable of the area. He knew a lot about the plants and animals. He was ab l e to customize the trip for our group. This was a highlight of our trip.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
What’s up that mountain- take a hike and find out!
Karen_M
, Jun. 2021
I loved being able to see up close what lives on the lush green mountain above the beach! It was really cool to learn about Hawaiian culture and the native plants too! Many thanks to Mark for being a great a caring guide
star-5
Great Hike
Kimberly_R
, Jun. 2021
Great hike through multiple Hawaiian ecosystems. Mark, our guide, was very knowledgeable and super friendly. Kept a pace that was sustainable for everyone in the group. Highly recommend if you are looking to get back to real Hawaiian nature.
1 traveller found this review helpful

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