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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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Amazing trail

You go through rainforest, and then through solid lava and desolation. Quite interesting. I'm happy we were there on an overcast day because it was quite hot. So I can imagine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You go through rainforest, and then through solid lava and desolation. Quite interesting. I'm happy we were there on an overcast day because it was quite hot. So I can imagine with the sun burning when you're in the middle of the trail... must be too hot! Don't forget water, sun protection and even mosquito repellent if you're the type... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this hike. Wear comfortable clothing, bring lots of water, and rain poncho. We didn't have any rain but you do go through a rain forest.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It feels like you've just landed on another planet. It's pretty surreal and like nothing I had ever seen before. It's meant to be like Mount doom in New Zealand if you've been there before. It's a pretty long walk and a bit of a trek back up the other side, but 100% worth it. P.S. The rain is a... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Hike is great, you can actually feel the heat radiating from the ground. You get to experience the volcano, new life growing after destruction and then the lush rainforest. Note, it gets very hot on the surface and there are no restrooms nearby or even a convenient rock to hide behind so plan accordingly!

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Charlottesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The Over Look Area and the Jaggar Museum are worth the Trip. Going with a Tour Company or on your own - Going on your own is easy and you can see what you are interested in, not the Tour Group selections and for a lot less cost.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This trail takes you through rain forest, down into Kilauea Iki, the floor of an active volcano. Steam rises from vents in the ground. Baby ohia trees struggle into life. It is neither too long nor too short, not too steep on the ascent or descent. Plenty of parking to make it all easy. Take lots of water, take pictures.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive, the ocean views, landscape, the formations, bring water, if you plan to hike the lava beds.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We hiked down through the rain forest from the hotel.. very nice! Plan ahead of time to stay in the Volcano National park..

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This trail takes you around the edges of the Kilauea Iki event, with interpretive signs to explain what you are looking at and what happened. A fascinating demonstration of the suddenness and power with which volcanoes can change the landscape.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

One of the best hike I have ever done in my life. Just incredible to hike on an old lava lake. It takes about 3 hours to do the loop. Don't miss it !

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Address: Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI 96785
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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