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Pu'u Huluhulu trail

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Address: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Great hike. Very kid friendly but get a map/guide at trailhead of visitor center

We did this hike with our two young kids (ages 5 + 7) and my 75 y.o. mother-in-law. We had some initial trouble finding the trail beyond the trail head so look for the totems and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We did this hike with our two young kids (ages 5 + 7) and my 75 y.o. mother-in-law. We had some initial trouble finding the trail beyond the trail head so look for the totems and the rocks that have NPS markings on them. The guide book/map is essential for this trail. But once you figure that out, this trail... More 

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

Stopped here because it had just stopped raining! Very interesting trail, especially if you buy the trail guide and read the info. As of May 2015 someone had put up some fake trail markers (cairns of rock), so watch for and follow the 'worn' trail in the lava near the parking lot or you could get disoriented. The trail goes... More 

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Punaluu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Great hike with some great views at the very end on clear days. One of the trails Pele has been seen on.

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is one of the lesser known and lesser travelled trails in the park, and while it doesn't have the "Wow" factor of Kilauea Iki or Crater Rim Trail, it's definitely still worth your time. You start off crossing a lava flow, then there's a short change of scenery when you go through a small/sparse forest area with lava trees... More 

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

If you don’t want to make the trek up to the Summit, on the opposite side of Saddle Road, you can take a small hike up this trail for the sunset and a nice view of the summit. There is plenty of parking and the steep trail will take about 15 minutes to get to the top. We got some... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This is a 3 mile hike round trip to the overlook, not too hard, anyone can do it. Amazing lava landscape and view of two eruptions, you can't get the view like this from anywhere, it is my favorite hike.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I did this as a turnout while walking out to Napau crater. A nice climb up an old cinder cone that not many tourists do. The view from the top is not to be missed - you can see the entire chain of all the active vents on the East Rift Zone of Kilauea, including the very active and steaming... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Pu'u Huluhulu trail is a very short climb mostly among trees and it is quite different from walking on hard dried lava in the blazing sun. At the top you have a good view of a crater, but not as spectacular as what you would see if take the longer trails. We enjoyed walking in the shady trail for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

After hiking Kilauea Iki Trail, we loved this relatively short hike to end our day of hiking. Again, we recommend you purchase the guide available either at the Visitor Center or at the trail head.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

So much to see. A geologists dream, in fact we met one on the trail. It's like a walk through prehistoric Times, you can almost feel the lava flows.

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

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