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Address: Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Nice hike with a variety of views; pay$2 for the book

At the beginning of the trail you can buy a book for $2 that explains what you see at the 16 different points along the way. I think with the stops it took us 1.5 hours form... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the beginning of the trail you can buy a book for $2 that explains what you see at the 16 different points along the way. I think with the stops it took us 1.5 hours form start to end with the panoramic view. Without stoping it more 40 minutes to go back to the start of the trail. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful trail... but the weather here plays a spoil-sport. If it is windy & cloudy, one cannot enjoy the trail at all ! Otherwise, the trail is worth the walk !!!

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Look at old craters ans lava flows. This road ends in latest lava flow and may be cutoff at end for safety. When we went we had 4 mile walk to lava and 1 mile walk on coldish lava to see molten lava. However, this changes all the time. Note that at night you need your own lights.

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We were driving along crater road in February 2011. We got out of the car and decided to check out some of the trail. We took some pics. We never saw the nene bird which there were signs to be cautious not to hit along the road. More devastated areas. Some green areas that have comeback from the destructive power... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This short and easy hike takes you through different kinds of lava flows and ends at an overlook with a spectacular view.

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Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This terrain is about a decade younger than Kilauea Iki. Definitely get the $2 trail guide pamphlet at the trail head for explanation of sights along the hike that you likely wouldn't notice or understand otherwise. I can imagine if the trail were wet it might be easy to go off course. When it's dry you can easily see the... More 

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Culebra, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Nice level walk thru the lava fields - plus the Nenes like to hang out in this area. Can be a short or long hike. Interesting vegetation.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The trail is very interesting because of the many coloured rocks, they are almost opalesques. Can't imagine the beauty of the small pieces of rock. I placed a small one on my finger, and one can almost make believe it is some sort of black diamond. There are a'a as well as Hapoepoe rock formation. But the most interesting was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice for a Volcanoes Park hike if you have a few hours (we took 3). You are exposed on a lava field for much of the hike, so be sure to bring sun protection and plenty of water. The trail was marked through the lava fields with rock cairns, and they were well maintained and easy to follow. Buy... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

from what I understand the trail has been closed for quite some time. I am not sure why they cant open it again as we were quite disappointed we coulnt do the whole crater walk. sureley it isnt still too dangerous..

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