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Address: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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5-pip if you continue on up to the Mauna Ulu crater. 4-pip if not.

This terrain is about a decade younger than Kilauea Iki. Definitely get the $2 trail guide pamphlet at the trail head for explanation of sights along the hike that you likely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 25, 2016
Cameron M
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Martinez, California, United States
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Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This terrain is about a decade younger than Kilauea Iki. Definitely get the $2 trail guide pamphlet at the trail head for explanation of sights along the hike that you likely wouldn't notice or understand otherwise. I can imagine if the trail were wet it might be easy to go off course. When it's dry you can easily see the... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Nice level walk thru the lava fields - plus the Nenes like to hang out in this area. Can be a short or long hike. Interesting vegetation.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

The trail is very interesting because of the many coloured rocks, they are almost opalesques. Can't imagine the beauty of the small pieces of rock. I placed a small one on my finger, and one can almost make believe it is some sort of black diamond. There are a'a as well as Hapoepoe rock formation. But the most interesting was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice for a Volcanoes Park hike if you have a few hours (we took 3). You are exposed on a lava field for much of the hike, so be sure to bring sun protection and plenty of water. The trail was marked through the lava fields with rock cairns, and they were well maintained and easy to follow. Buy... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

from what I understand the trail has been closed for quite some time. I am not sure why they cant open it again as we were quite disappointed we coulnt do the whole crater walk. sureley it isnt still too dangerous..

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Tequesta, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Worth your time to park and walk in. Some cool vents and petroglyphs. Easy short walk to see an interesting landscape.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Don't miss this hike. The Chain of Craters at Volcanoes National park is an easy hike that you won't forget. We took our family and the kids couldn't stop talking about how it was so cool and it looked like we were on Mars.

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Monterey Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped and walked into this area. The day we were there it was misty, drizzling and foggy. It gave the place an eery feeling with the rock cylinders rising up like visitors from outer space

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is not a demanding hike and it takes about an hour each way. The trail is clearly marked with yellow tags and stone piles to guide you. It is a fascinating walk. Nothing quite prepares you for the view at top, where you stare down into a crater that looks like it could be from the stone age. The... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

We'd done the Kilauea Iki Trail the day before, and this was a great additional hike. It took us about 3 hours (lots of picture taking). With this hike, you are hiking entirely on old lava flows (some smooth and some rough), so wear good shoes. You are exposed the whole hike, so bring a hat and sunscreen. On the... More 

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