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Kalapana

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-938-7842
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  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“viewing area” (16 reviews)
“rented bikes” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
CONTACT
+1 808-938-7842
Ways to Experience Kalapana
$225 per adult
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$195 per adult
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"viewing area"
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"rented bikes"
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"black sand beach"
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"lava flow"
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"gravel road"
in 11 reviews
"falling down"
in 2 reviews
"coconut palms"
in 2 reviews
"holy cow"
in 2 reviews
"bike ride"
in 8 reviews
"bike lock"
in 2 reviews
"pitch dark"
in 3 reviews
"starting point"
in 5 reviews
"fresh lava"
in 5 reviews
"four miles"
in 3 reviews
"mountain bikes"
in 2 reviews
"sun sets"
in 5 reviews
"follow the signs"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You feel like a NASA scientist. Though when we reached this place it was like finding needle in the haystack, but now its lava everywhere. Its a different feeling. You feel like a lifetime achievement as it takes a lot of stamina and patience to...More

1  Thank DivikGlobal
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS ON YOUR OWN! My boyfriend and i decided it would be cool to see the lava flows up close, so we decided to come here in spite of conflicting statements from locals (some would say lava was flowing, others would say...More

4  Thank IngridFP
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We were lucky to find flowing lava and it was an insane thing to see. So worth it. Ask for good directions day-of from the locals at the start of site (where all the bikes are rented) on where to go. You can rent a...More

Thank garywuyang
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Everywhere in this and beyond is simply incredible. to see the lava in its myriad of formations everywhere you look was mind blowing!

Thank Simplyrdd
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Reviewed March 11, 2018

see the results from the slow-motion calamity of lava. Facinating to see roads, fences and street signs swallowed up in rock

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

This was an amazing experience!!!! We made it out to hot lava and then, as we watched, the lava broke through and began flowing just a few feet from us! Okay... we heard it was a two mile walk out to the lava. I don’t...More

Thank 934kirstinf
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

We arrived at Kalapana (where you can park your car) at around 8am and were the first ones there. Many people choose to hike in late afternoon but I am so glad we didn't. We hiked all the way (didn't get bikes partway) and spent...More

1  Thank PrincessFi88
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

Every time I go to the Big Island, I always love to drive from Hilo to Highway 130, and follow it past Pahoa to the area near Kalapana where the lave has flowed over the road. From there, you can park your car, and either...More

2  Thank onero
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

It was too much physical for me but were able to drive some of the area to see where people have built homes on the lava. We went back the next and the locals blocked us from driving back there. There are many tents with...More

1  Thank tedact
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Eastern side of flow. Can rent bikes at entrance, but will still have to hike. Fresh lava is kind of scary, because it crunches underneath your feet. Is it an eggshell or thick enough to support you?

1  Thank kconover1161
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