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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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$197*
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Great caves near Hilo

The caves are just before you get into Hilo there is a steep stair way down but it is well worth it. There are two openings to climb into - one on the left and the other to your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The caves are just before you get into Hilo there is a steep stair way down but it is well worth it. There are two openings to climb into - one on the left and the other to your right. If you have a good flashlight you can go in quite a ways.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stumbled across this entirely on accident. Just driving down the road, saw the sign and decided to stop. We had water, headlamps and good shoes with us. Thankfully. This is not a good idea if you are wearing flip flops or don't have lights. You descend a steep stairwell into a jungle grotto and then can enter the cave... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Bring a jacket and flashlight and boots. It's a neat place but you have to be prepared. Very dark, wet and not level in places. There are some place in the caves that you may have to bend down to get through

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Cupertino, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There are absolutely no lights inside and you probably want your hands free some of the time. There was a lot of dripping water, but not so much you get soaked. It is also a bit cooler and really humid inside. Was a neat place! But not much info about the formation of the cave at the location. But there... More 

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Barrington, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Wow!! This place is easy to miss - we knew about it and went only because it was about 3 miles or so from the hostel we were staying in. It is definitely worth going if you are in the area. Be prepared with proper shoes and definitely a flashlight or two. Parking is across from the entrance. You descend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Pleasant visit. With kids age 7 and 10 we werent sure how far we would get. Ended up taking the Left cave all the way to the end and back. Cave opens up to jungle. Right cave we went until it was time to belly crawl. We brought head lamps, close toed shoes and water. Bathroom and picnic tables available.... More 

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Kailua Kona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Sorry. The signs make it look good but the park is not well taken care of and basically, all you see is a hole in the ground. The parking is on the wrong side of the street and it's on a curve so be careful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This is an awesome cave to explore if you are adventurous! If you go make sure to bring water, sneakers and flashlights. Hiking through the whole thing takes about 45 minutes depending how fast you go but be careful because the ground is uneven at times and you have to crouch in certain places (good leg workout). Don't go if... More 

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Saskatoon, SK Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you are physically challenged be aware that there are steep steps and uneven paths due to the rocks. Also bring a flashlight for each person as it is difficult to see. We took about 30 min to walk part ways into the two caves. Fun and interesting. A few bumps and scratches. Walk carefully!!

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cave is not widely visited but worth the short drive out of Hilo. They are 8 miles long, 5 miles one way and 3 the other. I did not wear appropriate shoes nor did I have a flashlight so I only explored a short way into the cave. As a newer cave it does not have the formations that... More 

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