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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Activities: Hiking
Description: A moderate 4 mile hike into a an old volcanic crater.
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What a terrific hike

My wife and I, in our 50's, did this hike early March of this year. We departed from the Hilton Waikoloa around 9am and took the new Saddle Road (nice BTW). Took us 2.5 hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I, in our 50's, did this hike early March of this year. We departed from the Hilton Waikoloa around 9am and took the new Saddle Road (nice BTW). Took us 2.5 hours from our hotel room to the visitor center at VNP. Parked at the trailhead and decided to take the counterclockwise hike. The stroll down to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This was one of the better opportunities to see what a volcano could really be like. You walk across the lava bed, look into the vent it erupted from, walk through pretty forest on the rim, pass some steam vents. The informational pamphlet made it very interesting.

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Torino
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This trial is easy and well market. It took me two hours because I stopped many times to take pictures or admire the lunar landscape. I went in a rainy and windy day so I didn't suffer the heat but I image that in a sunny day it could become hellish so don't forget Your sun hat and liters of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing time spent here. Picked up lunch at Hilo's Farmers Market and had a sweet local meal on the trail. Bring lots of water and be sure to use the restroom before the hike. It was sunny, rainy and cloudy over the course of time we spent here. Wore close toed shoes, shorts and tank with no issues.... More 

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Gives you the thrill of hiking in a crater. Active 60s - was challenging but doable. Bring water with. Also ran the crater rim trail. Great run!

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This trail is but one of many within the Park. We encountered Nenes (Hawaiian Geese) and pheasants during our walk. Signs along the way tell the dynamic story of earth building. Fabulous!

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It will take about 2-3 hours to complete and make sure you go counter-clockwise to make it easier on yourself since you will go down stairs then up switchbacks this way. Take your time to look at all the various forms of lava formations and the vast geographical changes with elevation. It was an odd and amazing feeling knowing you... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We brought our 12 and 17 year old boys here. The kids said this was the highlight of our trip! The 4 mile trail was great. The sign says it is rated as easy to moderate, but it was much harder coming up than the last time we visited. It was easy for the kids, so maybe we are just... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

One of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii. Longer hike but so worth every minute. Be prepared with water and good shoes as there are some rockier areas.

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Bloomingdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

AMazing trail - take it all in and lots of pictures -a must see feature. take time and don't rush you'll be glad of that. beauty!!

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