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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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Interesting but not very informative.

The walk was described as easy. It was not, one cane aisle twist ones ankles. I would not recommend it for seniors. And it is quite far. When one reached the site, then it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
mimi g
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Madrid, Spain
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Seattle, Washington
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a hike in and it is always hot on the lower part of the park so take water even though it doesn't look that far. Thanks to all of those that have made the rock pyramids to guide you along the trail

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Madrid, Spain
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk was described as easy. It was not, one cane aisle twist ones ankles. I would not recommend it for seniors. And it is quite far. When one reached the site, then it is easy as one walks on the boardwalk. One can traverse this 4 sided odd lengths rectangle in a few minutes, if one dos not stop... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive almost to the end of Chain of Craters Road and the 1.5 mile round trip hike is located on the left side of the road. It's not a difficult hike over the pahoehoe lava to get to the boardwalk where you can see dozens of petroglyphs, but footing can be uneven. A few petroglyphs are even visible where you're... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pretty long walk from the road, but terrain is not particularly difficult and it is fairly level. Glyphs are seen from a boardwalk, very nice, but not much interpretive material.

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Ohio
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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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Geelong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

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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