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Kaumana Caves Park

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Address: Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Tropical Cave

Very nice place to explore a cave in a place that's not too far away. Lovely lava tube cave! Be aware that you have to walk down steep stairs and the terrain in the cave can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Grass Valley, California
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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to explore a cave in a place that's not too far away. Lovely lava tube cave! Be aware that you have to walk down steep stairs and the terrain in the cave can be rocky and slippery. Bring good shoes and a good flashlight!

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an only slightly challenging cave hike through some beautiful caves. Bring a flashlight and a camera. Enjoy.

Thank Thereisonly1earth
United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see a lava tube, skip this one and go to the one in Volcanoes National Park (Thurston Lave Tube) instead. The cave here is strewn with rubble and not safe to walk on. There are no lights inside, so bring a strong wide-beam LED flashlight. A lot of water drips from the cave ceiling, so it... More 

Thank Huckleberry_Finn_808
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting this lava tube made me feel I'm back to Stone Age! It's amazing! So beautiful and Mistic. The owner takes a really good care of it. It's interesting, there is a sign: don't touch the interior of the cave. Almost everyone touched it. Come on! Are we adults or what?

Thank Judit L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is an interesting concept. It's a lava tube "cave" (a lava tube is a "trough" the lava carves in the rock as it travels. Over time, the top cools and the inside still flows, so it's a "lava tube", not a traditional "eroded over time by water flow and filled with stalgmites and stagtites cave". Tips: 1. Bring Good... More 

1 Thank AvWriter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Just down a few steps brings you inside a lava tube. Beautiful plants at the entrance. Wet and slippery outside, hot and humid inside with a very rough volcanic floor. You don't have to go far in to get the experience. Take a flashlight or headlamp with you so you can see where you are walking. The light from the... More 

Thank leaf888
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

20 of us decides to check out these caves and we were thrilled with what we found! We broke up into a couple groups due to some of us being in dresses and flip flops. Even with the "non suitable dress" everyone was able to enjoy the caves. There are lots of rocks and in some parts very low ceilings... More 

1 Thank chloe w
Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is a must stop if you like geology or a nice adventure. Its located a few miles outside Hilo. It has a nice parking area, pavilion and bathroom. This is a lava tube from the 1881 lava flow from Mauna Loa. You'll need a good flashlight and I'd suggest a spare too. Go down the stairs and you'll see... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the lava tube on the way to Hilo. We spent about 45 minutes there. It's amazing how dark it is inside with no flashlights. It was neat to walk around. You don't need a ton of time there, though.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you like exploring bring some lights and make your way through this long stretching series of lava tubes!

1 Thank KonaDaKine

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