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Earthquake Trail (Waldron Ledge Trail)
Distance: 1 mile (1.6
km) round trip / Level: moderate / Time: 1 hour
This trail begins
near Volcano House and offers wondrous views of Kilauea caldera. This trail passes a section of Crater Rim
Drive that was cracked and destroyed in 1983 by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake.
Keep hiking and you will enter the thriving greenery of the rainforests. This
is a wonderful hike for those who are timid about walking on a caldera
floor, but want to experience it momentarily at a safe distance.