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Nice short hike with bathroom

Very steep and slick at first. Then levels off after about 0.2 mile. We were in a cloud and had... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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One of few hikes open

We went to volcano national Park today and did this hike. It was an 1hr at a leisurely pace total... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2018
Peta O
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Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Very steep and slick at first. Then levels off after about 0.2 mile. We were in a cloud and had low visibility. Portable bathroom was very clean. Nice place to stretch the legs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suzanne7878
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We went to volcano national Park today and did this hike. It was an 1hr at a leisurely pace total. Great views over the park. The other trails aren't open so this is as much exploring as you can get. If we were more prepared...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peta O
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Love this trail. There is a guidebook optional for $2 at a ranger kiosk. Totally worth it, really well written about the geography, history, plants and animals of the park and this area. Beautiful views from the end of the trail at top of Puu...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kalamakid
Reviewed April 2, 2018

I liked this part of the park. You could see fields of Lava covered trees, walk around them, see the devastating power of nature. And a small hike.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Karaoshkin
Reviewed March 21, 2018

We visited this site because our self car guided tour told us not to miss this. We walked to this open area where lava once ran , we saw all the different size of pu I es and enjoyed feeling them and noticing how light...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We walked around this area and wow. It's like you are on another planet. We walked quite a distance with my mom (62 yo and my teen boys - 16 & 13). There were some areas we walked over that were kind of scary (cracks...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JanisN123
Reviewed January 23, 2018

This trail has highlight after highlight as it wanders across fields of lava. There’s some of everything – incredible jagged a’a lava, smooth pahoehoe flows, lava trees, bizarre formations, forest, a mesmerizing lookout of the Mauna Ulu lava shield and a good view of the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Jim L
Reviewed January 20, 2018

Interesting, can be tough to follow the markers (stacked stones), a bit dangerous at the top, not for little ones IMHO. You can really see the desolation in the area and the Pu'u O'o is visible in the distance. Hiking shows are a good choice....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank John D
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Loved this walk Out of this world scenery Trail was good - follow the lava rock cairns Climb to the top gave good views Not too many did it - so quiet

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank KenH399
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We really enjoyed driving he Chain of craters road. There are many view points to stop at and lots of was to do. The views change as you proceed down the road from green forest to black dried lava beds with the ocean right at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Barry and Nicol... G
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