Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Top Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Things to Do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Top Attractions in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park


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  • Erica C
    2 contributions
    Amazing experience with breath-taking views and sights. Some more information regarding the length of hikes would be great especially since we had young children. Also, additional information regarding which sights are accessible via car versus hiking only.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Manish K
    San Jose, CA11 contributions
    mostly open trail, 3.5 mile approx, Go down from volcano rock side (visitor center) and come back up from lava tube side ( shaded ) - take a cap and enjoy
    Written 26 July 2022
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  • gw2047
    Atlanta, GA124 contributions
    Awesome.

    Well worth a visit, even if the lava isn't as dramatic as a few years ago (this is in June 2022). You should definitely try to visit at night and see the lava lake from both the North and South sides. The South viewing area is about a mile walk along an old portion of Crater Rim Drive). Check at the NP visitor center for current lava viewing conditions.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Michael K
    758 contributions
    This is an interesting experience although it is quite short, probably just about 5 minutes to reach the end. The tunnel itself is quite large and well lighted.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Mike F
    Antigo, WI92 contributions
    We went twice in a two week span during the tropical storm, I have a picture from each time showing before and after a huge part of the arch fell off. How lucky, I hope this lasts!

    Very cool drive and worth it for sure!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • dcralle
    Fair Oaks, CA6 contributions
    Seeing the Volcano is one of the main attractions on the island. It is so interesting to see and learn about the different eruptions.
    Written 22 April 2021
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  • Cynthia H
    9 contributions
    This is a gem. The local artist collections left me awestricken. There are different rooms in the gallery showcasing different art mediums. Amazing the pieces that are showcased as well as the intricate details. Definitely a place to pick up a one of a kind piece of art.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Cynthia H
    9 contributions
    Sulphur stinks period; however, the experience was awesome. Very cool to see the difference in topography and learn as well as experience the differences in steam vents versus sulphur banks.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • Steve82WCHS
    Nappanee, IN29 contributions
    Easy trail with minimal elevation gain through a cool tropical forest. Opportunities to see many birds, including honeycreepers, but go early or late as they are not very active mid-day. Trail has lots of interesting signage concerning the trees and other plants found in the forest. Highly recommended as part of your Volcano NP visit
    Written 21 February 2020
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  • GoHawksAnkenyIowa
    Ankeny, IA507 contributions
    We arrived at 5:15 and the parking lot filled up soon after- there is overflow parking a little ways down the road. Is a mile hike out to see the lava and a mile back. Most is on a black top road and then it transitioned to gravel.
    When we arrived several people were sitting and standing right at the front and were waiting for a couple of hours to see the night lava. The park ranger tried to get them to move to allow others the up front spot but no one would move. She threatened calling the police and then left and didn’t come back. What the park service should do is have a roped off area that people walk through get there pictures and then have to leave the front and get back in line if they want later pictures.
    Written 22 July 2022
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  • Nick S
    Washington DC, DC128 contributions
    This is another cool hike through a lava field. You look up to the caldera peak and down to the ocean. Our kids loved scrambling over the rocks and jumping on and off the trail. The Petroglyphs were surrounded by a raised wooden trail. They were big and easy to see. It's unbelievable to think that people actually lived in and around this lava field.
    Written 2 September 2021
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  • OldLadyTexan
    13 contributions
    You really should have a car when you visit the Big Island. There is so much diversity, even within the Volcanos National Park.
    Written 25 August 2021
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  • Michael F
    Toronto, Canada449 contributions
    Pretty good hike especially with the descriptive guide and signs. Last stretch leads to a good view. Not too challenging. Mist people could fo it. Cool to see lava around the trees.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • Mike H
    Phoenix, AZ1 913 contributions
    I heard about this place but we drove past it the first time. Not marked on the maps but I had printed a google map of the location. Not too far from the Hilina pali Road. Parking is ont he side of the Chain Of Craters Road. Some might say its just a big hole in the ground.
    Written 24 February 2020
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  • Matt A
    Hermosa Beach, CA447 contributions
    One of the VNP park rangers recommended this hike to me and I’m glad he did - i loved it, almost as much as Kiluea’Iki trail.

    You hike downhill through an absolutely beautiful rainforest, then after about 1/2 hr you’re inside the active Kilauea crater! I didn’t think I’d ever be inside an active volcano, but there I was. You can see the smoke from the crater, but no lava.

    It’s absolutely otherworldly down there.

    From the bottom, you can continue on to other hikes, or hike back uphill, which is a moderate climb.

    As a bonus, for some reason no one else does this hike - it’s almost like they’re trying to hide it - so you might be the only one there.
    Written 15 April 2021
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