Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Volcanic / Geothermal areas

Pacaya Volcano Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateMid Jul
Region/PlaceAntigua - GuatemalaCountryGuatemala  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteTo a safe viewing area
NotesWhen it's erupting, Pacaya is a spectacular sight, otherwise it's still an impressive steaming crater. A guided tour from Antigua is advisable, although guards on the trail are making muggings less frequent.
Pacaya volcano, Volcán Pacaya summit hike (T), Antigua-Guatemala, Guatemala, 9-Jul-94, W162

Pacaya volcano, Volcán Pacaya summit hike (T), Antigua-Guatemala, Guatemala, 9-Jul-94, W323

Climbing to summit of Volcán Pacaya, Volcán Pacaya summit hike (T), Antigua-Guatemala, Guatemala, 27-Sep-03, AP706

Crater rim of Volcán Pacaya, Volcán Pacaya summit hike (T), Antigua-Guatemala, Guatemala, 27-Sep-03, AP707

Vulcano Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateMid Sep
Region/PlaceLipari Islands, SicilyCountryItaly  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)430Route findingEasy
RoutePorto di Levante, Gran Cratere circuit (391), Spiaggia di Mastro Minico, Porto di Ponente, Vulcanello, Porto di Levante
NotesSteaming fumaroles, pumice, sulfur and mud baths.
Porto di Levante village, Salina (L two volcanoes), and Liparí (rest of background) from path to Gran Cratere, Vulcano, Vulcano Island circuit (T), Liparí Islands, Sicilia, Italy, 10-Sep-98, E253

View across Bocche di Vulcano to Liparí from path to Gran Cratere, Vulcano, Vulcano Island circuit (T), Liparí Islands, Sicilia, Italy, 10-Sep-98, E254

Gran Cratere rim with Panarea and cloud plume, Vulcano, Vulcano Island circuit (T), Liparí Islands, Sicilia, Italy, 10-Sep-98, E258

Gran Cratere, Vulcano, Vulcano Island circuit (T), Liparí Islands, Sicilia, Italy, 10-Sep-98, E257

Eastern scree slope of Gran Cratere, Vulcano, Vulcano Island circuit (T), Liparí Islands, Sicilia, Italy, 10-Sep-98, E259

Mud bath near Porto di Levante, Vulcano, Vulcano Island circuit (T), Liparí Islands, Sicilia, Italy, 10-Sep-98, E262

  
Rangitoto Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceAuckland, Huaraki Gulf, Rangitoto IslandCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteSummit Track and Islington Bay
NotesA short ferry ride from Auckland, Rangitoto is a clear reminder that Auckland is in a geologically active area. Fine views of Auckland and Huaraki Gulf
Aa lava along path to Rangitoto summit, Rangitoto Summit Trail (T), Rangitoto Island, Huaraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-Feb-01, B885

   
Tongariro Crossing Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateLate Nov / Late Dec
Region/PlaceWanganui-Manawatu, Tongariro NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteKetetahi Track, Ketetahi Hot Springs (1450), Blue Lake, Emerald Lakes, South Crater (1660), Mt Tongariro/Mt Ngauruhoe Saddle, Mangetepopo Hut
NotesIn a green and lush country, the scenery here is very different, with volcanic peaks and weird coloured lakes. Late Nov is an excellent time to walk this track, with the frozen crust on the lakes breaking up. By Late Dec, all the snow will be gone.
South Crater, Tongariro crossing, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 28-Nov-94, W158

Mt Ngaurahoe, Tongariro Crossing, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 28-Nov-94, W324

Mt Nguarahoe and S Crater, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B536

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B539

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B541

Emerald Lake, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B542

Mt Ruapehu (L far) and Mt Nguarahoe (sloping up to R) from Blue Lake, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B543

 
Artist's Paint Pot Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
Notes 
View to NW, Artist's Paint Pot Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 7-Sep-03, AP583

   
Biscuit Basin Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesSomewhat overshadowed by the nearby highlights of Old Faithful, this area also has some worthwhile geothermal features.
Outlet stream from Sapphire Pool, Biscuit Basin Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP608

   
Bumpass Hell Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateMid Oct
Region/PlaceCalifornia, Lassen Volcanic NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesA short walk to one of North America's most impressive geothermal areas outside of the Yellowstone Area
View to SW from Bumpass Hell Trail, Bumpass Hell Trail (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B113

Bumpass Hell, Bumpass Hell Trail (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B114

Bumpass Hell, Bumpass Hell Trail (T), Lassen Volcanic NP, California, USA, 17-Oct-00, B116

 
Devastation Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceHawaii - Big Island, Hawaii Volcanoes NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)1Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
RouteDevastation Trail (at junction of Chain of Craters Road and Crater Rim Drive)
NotesStripped bare trees from an eruption in 1959, with recovering vegatation.
Pu'u Pua'i from Devastation Trial, Devastation Trail (T), Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 29-Apr-97, H96

Kilauea Iki Crater from end of Devastation Trial, Devastation Trail (T), Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 29-Apr-97, H97

Kilauea Iki Crater, Kilauea Caldera and Halema'uma'u Crater, Devastation Trail (T), Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 29-Apr-97, H98

 
Kilauea Caldera Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateLate Apr
Region/PlaceHawaii - Big Island, Hawaii Volcanoes NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteKilauea Visitor Centre, Halema'uma'u Trail, Halema'uma'u Crater Overlook, Byron Ledge Trail, Kilauea Iki Trail, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook, Waldron Ledge, Kilauea Visitor Centre
NotesExploration of a unique, barren landscape, over lava debris from 19th and 20th century eruptions. Flowering Ohia Lehua may be growing from cracks in the older lava.
Ohia Lehua, Kilauea Caldera, Kilauea Caldera (T), Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 29-Apr-97, H92

Kilauea Iki Crater and Pu'u Pua'i from Kilauea Iki Trail, Kilauea Caldera (T), Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 29-Apr-97, HP8

Kilauea Iki Crater, Kilauea Caldera and Halema'uma'u Crater, Devastation Trail (T), Hawaii Volcanoes NP, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, 29-Apr-97, H98

 
Norris Back Basin Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesProbably the second best geothermal area in Yellowstone after the Upper Geyser Basin, the Norris area has a cluster of impressive geysers and steaming streams set amongst remnants of forest.
Cistern Spring, nr Norris, Norris Back Basin Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 6-Sep-03, AP564

Stream nr Echinus Geyser, nr Norris, Norris Back Basin Trail (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 6-Sep-03, AP565

  
Travertine Terraces Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)50Route findingEasy
NotesImpressive colourful terraces, with the boardwalked trail itself being engulfed in places by deposits from the steaming streams.
Palette Spring, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 6-Sep-03, AP559

New Blue Spring and Upper Travertine Terraces, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 6-Sep-03, AP560

Orange Spring Mound, Upper Terraces Loop Drive, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 6-Sep-03, AP563

 
Upper Geyser Basin Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)4-10Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
NotesThe heart of Yellowstone's geothermal area with the classic geysers Old Faithful, Riverside, Grand and Daisy. The route to walk will depend on the geyser eruption timings, which have a margin of error of around an hour or two for those geysers which erupt only once or twice per day. In addition to the geysers there are many multi-coloured steaming pools.
Old Faithful, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP589

Belgian Spring, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP590

Grand Geyser eruption, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP591

Grand Geyser eruption, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP592

Daisy Geyser eruption, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP594

Riverside Geyser eruption and Firehole River, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP596

Old Faithful eruption from Geyser Hill, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP598

Old Faithful eruption from Geyser Hill, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP599

Beauty Pool, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP601

Morning Glory Pool, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP605

Old Faithful eruption from in front of Visitor Centre, Upper Geyser Basin Trails (T), Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 8-Sep-03, AP606

 
West Thumb Geyser Basin Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Sep
Region/PlaceWyoming, Yellowstone NPCountryUSA  
Dist (kms)2Height gain (m)0Route findingEasy
NotesA scenically located impressive geyser basin beside Yellowstone Lake.
West Thumb Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone NP, Wyoming, USA, 9-Sep-03, AP610