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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Activities: Driving, Hiking, Walking
Description: Once a forest, this area is has been completely devastated by the volcanic...
Once a forest, this area is has been completely devastated by the volcanic eruption of 1959.
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Devastation Trail is short and paved so it would be good for those with small kids. It was really interesting to see the damage the volcano did. The entire park is really well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
SherriandBrandon
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Devastation Trail is as self explanatory as the name of the trail itself. Personally I think that if not for the title it just looks like a bunch of crushed up lava with really nothing more to it. What makes it interesting is the fact that a volcano had gone through it. Would not recommend this trail if you are... More 

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The amazing scenery of destruction and the life as you loop the 1 mile trail. Stay on the path or venture on the lava cones. These are unstable and not open to the public... but we tried anyway.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We anticipated this was where we would see the lava over the roads. It isnt. We did see basalt rock and lots of lava flows, but these are in other places all over the park that dont require a long hot walk to. Iew them

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

this is probably the most disappointing trail,to get to the trail head you can either drive or walk,drive take a right turn as if your going out the park entrance but just before the exit out the park take a right turn keep on the chain of crater road your eventually see the thurston lava tube trail on your right... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Devastation Trail is short and paved so it would be good for those with small kids. It was really interesting to see the damage the volcano did. The entire park is really well done.

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Toronto, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The trail was interesting and educational to see what the mother nature can do during the eruption. The trail is not long and easy to follow.

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Middletown, CT
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It's like the volcano had just dumped debris everywhere just last week. So rugged, so harsh, and just so incredible to walk on this ever changing surface.

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Glendive, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

There are a lot of cool things to see in Volcano National Park, This is not one of them. It's just like walking through a nature path. Nothing special. Takes about 45 minutes to an hour.....time that could be better spent.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Offers a great up close view of Kilauea Iki eruption site. Easy path to walk for all ages. Also a great view of the Kilauea Iki crater itself which erupted in 1959. Good bird life as well as plant life to view along the1/2 mi walk.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Its neat and well maintained. The your view of the crater is limited. The trail is not strenuous and it is short, but worth a trip. Lovely.

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

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