10 Best National Park Hikes

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10 Best National Park Hikes

From Hawaii's active volcanoes to the west coast's 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, here are America's 10 hottest hiking spots.

Best Volcano Hike

Kilauea Iki Trail—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Located on Hawaii’s island Kauai, Kilauea Volcano sits over 4,000 feet above water. Head out on the Kilauea Iki trail, a four-mile, three-hour hike that descends 400 feet through native rainforest into a volcanic crater. The volcano’s name “Kilauea” literally translates to “spewing” in Hawaiian. And true to its name, you’ll cross lava flows on the Kilauea Iki trail that still steam from its ongoing eruptions since 1983. Pick up the trailhead from Kilauea Iki parking lot on Crater Rim Drive two miles from the National Park Service Visitor Center. Don’t forget your raingear and expect windy, wet weather as you navigate the volcanic rock.


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