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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-938-7842
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Volcano National Park Small Group Twilight Tour
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Extreme Lava Hike to See Flowing Lava

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Worth the walk but rent a bike.

Seeing Lava flowing into the ocean was on my bucket list. The 4 mile gravel road is in good shape and easy to walk or ride a bike (we walked because we were unsure how the road... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Kelowna, Canada
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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seeing Lava flowing into the ocean was on my bucket list. The 4 mile gravel road is in good shape and easy to walk or ride a bike (we walked because we were unsure how the road would be for cycling, but they were good, ie level, no pot holes or wash board.) It took us (active seniors) 1.5 hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were told to come here by several locals to see the lava flowing into the ocean, which was not an exaggeration. It's amazing to see the bright orange/red lava boiling into the ocean. We went to the National Park isotope center first to find out where to go for this and we're told that there were two entrances -... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rent a bike and ride out to the lava flow. Definitely do this around 4PM so you can see the lava at night. Bring a headlamp, water, and warm clothes. And a snack! The road is gravel and it is gently rolling. Bikes can be rented for 4 hours for $20. Don't expect any nice bikes--they are walmart specials. But... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seeing the lava flow near Kalapana is a must, especially at night! To save time- rent a bike from one of the vendors at the parking lot around 4 PM, ( roughly 8 miles RT) ride out in the late afternoon ( you'll ride through huge lava fields and see some homeowners trying to rebuild tiny houses where their houses... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So happy we took this walk to see lava flowing into the ocean! We are a couple in our mid 50's, reasonably fit but not super athletes. This was a long, 8 mile total, but relatively easy walk. The road was mostly gravel and easy to navigate. Toward the end, you walk over lava rock to get to the ocean,... More 

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked the four miles to the hot lava and the four miles back in August. It was a hot sunny day and we should have started much earlier in the morning. There were signs all over the area where we parked telling us to have plenty of water, but no place open to purchase it. One sign says you... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We hadn't planned on doing this, but after our hosts in Volcano gave us tons of advice (which I will try to relay here!) and loaned us flashlights and extra batteries, we did this and were glad we did! The ideal is to reach the end of the road near Kalapana with enough time to get to the lava flow... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Rented bikes for the 4.5 miles trek in and then hiked another mile or so up the lava flow. Got to see REAL LAVA that was a CRAZY experience. Just a note... there are signs that say it's open from 3-8pm but it is really open 24/7. After hiking up the mountain, we went back to the main road and... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We were visiting the Volcanoes National Park so it was obvious that we should venture down to the ocean to see where the lava was flowing into the sea. We parked and hired cycles for the 4 mile ride ($20 for the day). We had a tail wind on the way there but the trip home was not as easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Visiting this area will give a impression of the impact and extent of a lava flow. Read up on it before you visit.

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