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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were unsure what to expect but were surprised by the views. We parked at the lot where you can no longer drive because of the damage done by the last eruption. The walk from there was worth it. We saw a family of Nene...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Volcano's Nat'l Park tour with Shaka Guide Big Island (check app store) which took us on Chain of Craters Road, I reviewed the driving app on the google play store FYI. Looking at a previous review (a week ago) - the road...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday (May 15th) we visited the park and wanted to drive out to see the arch. But the road is impassable by car about 1/3 the way out. See pics. We walked an hour further and the damage just got worse. Recent earthquakes in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank travellover78704
Reviewed May 13, 2019

There is so much to do and see along this road, plan a day to visit. I always feel bad for the people I see rushing around trying to do this in an hour. Except for the ones who are rude and impatient and trying...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mark C
Reviewed April 17, 2019

The chain of craters road is not to be missed - it is as the name says, a road along the chain of craters formed by the Kilauea volcano over the years. Amazing views of an active geology.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Lots of options abound on this 38 mile road. You can take in the overlooks at Kilauea Iki or Mauna Ulu, the Pit Craters along the drive, a great hike at Mauna Ulu and/or the overlook of the lava delta after it enters the Pacific....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed March 27, 2019

The road is an absolutely phenomenal drive down toward the ocean- where the volcano has erupted many times during history. You can pull off and see many areas marked as eruptions. The drive itself it worth it- twisting and turning with gorgeous scenery....once down- get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

March 13 we went on a circle island tour that encompassed the volcanoes and craters. THose sites are not only interesting, but a way of life for the natives and transplants. We learn how the island has grown after eruptions, and how philosophies differ from...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Michele J
Reviewed March 11, 2019 via mobile

The Chain Of Craters Road is by far my favourite drive in volcanoes National Park. It’s a 20 mile drive and the visual impressiveness picks up the closer you get to the ocean. The road twists and turns as you drop down. There are plenty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robin_Knowles
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

Many parts of the National Volcano Park have been closed due to Kīlauea activity this last year. The Visitor Center is open and so is the Chain of Craters road. However, the Jaeger Museum at the crater and the Thurston lava tube are both closed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Yes you can but my understanding is that it's. it a god view and a few kilometer walk from the end of the road
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Response from Kathryn M | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can. We drove down it in the early morning at dark
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