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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
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Activities: Hiking
Description: A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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one of best experiences I have had in the 5 times I have been to Hawaii. It's a 4 mile hike into a crater. Go counter clockwise like the park ranger recommends. Best views and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

one of best experiences I have had in the 5 times I have been to Hawaii. It's a 4 mile hike into a crater. Go counter clockwise like the park ranger recommends. Best views and easier. Bring water. We saw some people in dresses, sandals and no water at all...I wonder if they made it out! It's a great time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We loved walking through the crater, pretty amazing! we were able to see the smoke from the new Kilauea volcano

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I like to see the colour of lava it covers big land I dislike to tour there when the Volcano erupt hard to run the Lava run fast it's dangerous when you tour and it blows

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Was looking for the lava tube and accidentally ended up on this trail instead. The view from inside the carater is well worth the 4 miles hike under the burning sun. Bring water and enjoy!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

One of the best hikes I have done. This whole crater was a lava lake over 400 feet deep in 1959. There was a fountain of lava shooting higher than the Empire State Building and it didn't cool and harden completely until the mid 1990's. And you get to walk across the crater floor. If it has rained recently there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We took the "recommended" counter-clockwise direction for this ~2hr hike. We made a small donation and grabbed a copy of the trail guide, which I would recommend since it helps put some of the sights in context. Taking the recommended direction, the trail offers a few peaks into the crater, but the entirety of it is not fully revealed until... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This trail starts near the Volcano Lodge and ends at the Thurston Lava Tube. It is a 15 minute walk for people in good health. It is very muddy, so wear good waterproof shoes. You get spectacular views of the immense lava field below.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a must do, if you don't mind a little hiking. My girls (10 and 14) loved it. You get to the bottom and can see the steam coming out of the lava. You can climb up the lava mounds in the middle. Bring WATER, it can get hot!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Touring the volcano was awesome even though some of it was closed. We saw the lava tube and walked most of the safe trails. It was great to see it on the ground and in the air!

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Campbell, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Hiked this trail with our 9 hear old son. He had no problems and we even added on the Thurston Lava Tube part. Great diversity of rain forest with the unearthly crater floor. Bring Water. Also rains a lot so be prepared for weather changes.

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