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All reviews hiked miles visitor center day hike great hike entire hike lots of water bring water hiking experience worth doing beautiful colors keep in mind cinder cone amazing scenery scones high altitude pack a lunch miles round trip
My 17 year old son and I went up to the summit and hiked after the sunrise. It was worth getting up at 2:30am to get up there for the sunrises at the summit.
It is cold up there, so dress warmly like it is...More
We chose to hike down for an hour, knowing that it would take us twice as long to hike out--and the younger members (20's) of our group didn't take as long but the 60+ age members did. We also wanted to save time to stop...More
The views from this hike are out of this world! This almost an all-day hike, as it will take you longer than you think to hike it. I would not consider this an "easy" hike, but it is not strenuous either. Make sure you're wearing...More
Walk at least 30 minutes down the trail. You’ll be caught by the silence. Before your eyes black, gray, yellow, red and other colors paint the sands. Cracking lava under your boots is the only sound.
Remember that the way back to the car needs...More
We had 4 teens along with us and this trail was easy to navigate with a lot of interesting sights to see. We hiked 2 miles down into the crater and were able to see the cinder cones. Definitely a must do!
Wonderful colors inside the crater. Fantastic out of this world environment. The trail is in excellent condition and the sand does not cause you to slide. Watch the clouds move into the crater and enjoy this alien environment.
This was a wonderful experience. Nothing I have ever experienced. I felt like I was in the movie Aladdin looking for the cave of wonders.The sand is just beautiful and hiking down is just breathtaking. I wish I had more time to explore. A reason...More
Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
It is one way. I recommend parking at the end and then either hitchhiking (there will be other hikers doing the same or willing to pick you up) to start at the summit. Or if you have friends/family willing (we've done this... More
It is one way. I recommend parking at the end and then either hitchhiking (there will be other hikers doing the same or willing to pick you up) to start at the summit. Or if you have friends/family willing (we've done this one time too) to drop you off at the summit after you leave a car at the end.