Sulphur Banks

Sulphur Banks, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Address, Sulphur Banks Reviews: 4.5/5

Sulphur Banks
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dctraveldad1991
Washington DC, DC127 contributions
Our favorite hike in the park
Jul 2021
The hike goes through a small grove of trees before it opens to the vast sulphur bank. You are hiking on a raised wooden trail through a number of sulphur vents. You can smell the sulpher and see the smoke rising through the crust of the earth. Our kids loved it.
Written September 2, 2021
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OldLadyTexan
13 contributions
This can be smelly!
Jul 2021
When I was there in 2014 this was very smelly. In 2021, however the earth did not have such bac breath ;). This may be a factor of how active the volcano is at the time. In 2014 I was there during a time when lava was flowing from places outside the park area.
Written August 25, 2021
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,355 contributions
Easy and Interesting
Feb 2021 • Couples
This interesting hike begins and ends at the Visitor Center. Mostly paved, it has stops along the way with informative displays. Intriguing to see the fissures belching steam. Finish with a grand view of the Kilauea crater. Well worth the hour or so.
Written February 23, 2021
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Fred T
Reno, NV739 contributions
Yellow banks after a short walk.
Jan 2021
Park in the Steam Vents parking lot. Hike on the level trail about 0.5 mile to get to the boardwalk and the signs that explain things. We did not smell any rotten eggs (S02), so the wind must have been blowing away from us. One mainly sees yellow sulphur on a hillside.
Written January 26, 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ3,170 contributions
Surprisingly, does smell as bad as you'd think. The banks are in the distance whereas the vents are up close
Mar 2020
The surfer banks are what you see in the distance by the visitor center, which you will see from a distance. It's neat seeing the smoke raise up, but it's no where near as neat as the steam vents that you can walk right up to and *really* experience the steam.
Written September 9, 2020
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2CanadianTravellers
Edmonton, Canada743 contributions
A Worthwhile Short Walk in the Volcano Park.
Feb 2020
There are 4 active volcanoes on the Big Island. When you walk the Sulphur Banks Trail, you will see volcano fumes coming out from the grounds. Dress warm with good shoes when you visit the volcano park. It is often rainy and cold 4000 feet up in the park.
Written March 6, 2020
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,898 contributions
Sulphur Banks Close To Visitor Center
Jan 2020
The sulphur banks are close to the visitors center and it is just a quick walk on a paved walkway. Interesting to see steam vent from the ground. You have some colors to from the sulphur. Worth the short hike. Since many roads and overlooks are closed right now this wouldn't make yoiu miss anything.
Written February 24, 2020
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Carl P
Wellington, New Zealand24 contributions
One of the less impressive sites in Volcanos Park
Feb 2020 • Couples
The sulpher banks are close to the entrance and visitors' center, so they are tempting. The caldera, the craters and lava flows are much more interesting...see them first. Then, if you're still interested, check out the banks.
Written February 19, 2020
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Ronald M
Bangkok315 contributions
Fascinating
Feb 2020
This is easy to do from the visitor center, and walk onto the rim trail. The steam vents along the way, and the sulphur banks are well worth seeing.
Written February 15, 2020
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Nadra M
Santa Rosa, CA988 contributions
Crazy steamers on either side of the road!
Jan 2020 • Family
Hi there everyone,
Well, since I was last seen I have been very busy shooting pics every where I was the last few months. But this place particularly caught my eye and attention. On the big island of Hawaii this should be on the bucket list for all. These sulphur ventilation processes can be seen on either side of the road. But the wait for it.....this is the first site to go to at Volcano National Park. From the town of Kona it is 45-1 hour drive time. Allow about 2 hours for the sulphur vents exhibiting. Then park. Leave the car. Walk about .08 miles down the walkway after watching the sulphur vents blow out of the ground. Mind blowing! Super family friendly and hours of operation. Call the Volcano National park visitor center for more information and details on both the sulphur vents and the huge valley of Volcano. Unfortunately we didn't have an whole lot of time. Take a full day to do both the vents and the volcano to truly understand the power of the volcano. Not actually flowing lava at this point in time. Safe for all ages. Just one piece of advice. Keep small children away from the sulphur vents. They have a fabulous spitting up action that will mesmerize you and your friends and family. You'll be sucked in. Just mind the posted signs, and notices.
Written January 16, 2020
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