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Address: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Surprise! Nene

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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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Thank DiaDave
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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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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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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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