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Address: Chain of Craters Rd., on left past mile marker 16, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI

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Hike seemed longer than what the sign indicated. It was rough terrain so you need to be slow and careful. At the end of the trail is a boardwalk and benches to rest if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
dfsohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hike seemed longer than what the sign indicated. It was rough terrain so you need to be slow and careful. At the end of the trail is a boardwalk and benches to rest if needed. Some are hard to see, some are easy to see. We found out later that our phone photos turned out great. The kids were not... More 

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Prescott, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting collection found across a short hike across an old lava flow. Interesting similarities and differences from those seen in the southwest states.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I and our young adult son decided to take this 1.4 mile roundtrip hike just off the Chain of Craters road, lower area nearer the coast. The well-worn, well-marked trail was easy to follow, with a few areas need careful placement of feet. We were well-rewarded at the end with a well-maintained, elevated boardwalk area containing excellent... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a lot of petroglyphs to see and it is worth the short hike. It's a great part of the already Volcanoes National Park

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site was very interesting. It was a hot dry walk but well worth it. I would thoroughly recommend the site.

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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive down to the ocean through the volcano national park is worth the ride. The short hike to the petroglyphs is easy but very sunny. Petroglyphs are abundant and easy to spot from the boardwalk. Worth the visit while you are in the park. Unique for sure!

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Calabasas, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did several 1/2 mile to 5 mile hikes in the Park that were interesting and went through rain forests and interesting lava formations. This hike seemed much longer than advertised, and unless you really like hiking or petroglyphs, I would pass.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are hiking this in the afternoon, I would recommend taking water and a hat because there is no shade. It is a beautiful drive to get to the petroglyphs. The trail to the boardwalk where you view the petroglyphs is rocky and it would be better to wear something better than flip flops. Its a quick walk around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

An easy hike with a well marked trail with cairns. It is very rocky, so would wear tennis, or hiking shoes. A board walk circles the most interesting of the petroglyphs. With a booklet available at the Park Office giving descriptions of the location and probable date it makes the hike more enjoyable. Good history lesson for children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

An enjoyable easy walk on a boardwalk among many rocks with petroglyphs. Something you could do with kids, although they probably wouldn't appreciate the glyphs per se.

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