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Address: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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A short walk for some cool sights

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
DiaDave
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Tequesta, Florida
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

We hired a Mustang from Hilo drove up to the Volcano's National Park. From after having a look around the crater rim, we drove the length of the Chain of Craters Rd. It was a great road to drive, and the scenery was fantastic. Especially at the coastal end. Due to lava flows it's a dead end road, but having... More 

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Madison Heights, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

To see what happened here with the intense heat and unimpeded force of the lava is jaw dropping. Twisted trees and regrowth years later. I walked for a mile or so and saw quite a bit. I don't think I actually stayed on the trail all the way.

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Brisbane Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

What an experience. We didn't stop to see this last time. So glad we did this time. The heat rising from the ground is pretty intense

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This was the drive down to the arch. We stopped a ton of times and took a ton of photos. It was great to be able to see lava up close and personal as well as get on it and touch it and feel it. It was great!

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