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Address: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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The best view of two current eruptions of Kilauea

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... read more

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

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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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I decided to take this trail after a park ranger said it was her favourite trail. I bought the Mauna Ulu Eruption Guide for $2 describing the route. For me the best part of the trail was the short 0.1 mile 1969 Eruption Fissure trail which could so easily be missed if you do not have the guide. At the... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This is one of my favorite hikes in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The hike is over lava fields with some amazing, picturesque views. My only issue is that the path markers are rather difficult to see at times. However, the fact that the path is rather obscure made the hike a little more adventuresome. A nice hike even for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

At the end of this trail, you can see both erupting craters, Halema`uma`u Crater and Pu u oo (sp?) crater, and Mauna Loa, as well as Mauna Ulu, which created the lava bed that you walk through to get to the view point. Get the trail guide for $2 at the start to learn about what you're walking through, makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We really liked this hike. There were lots of amazing views! I have a husband whose middle name is danger and he took us off trail to hike to a nearby cynder cone. It was dangerous but worth the view at the same time.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

A short trip through forest and across lava flows then up an old crater to a lookout post. From the lookout (on a clear day) you can see the active vent (ou ou something or other) on the side of the mountain. The lava is miles away but you can see smoke and that good stuff. Mostly flat with all... More 

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