We're leaving for Big Island next week, staying 8 nights in Waikoloa, but last minute decided to book one night in Hilo to have a bit more time at Volcanoes NP and not to drive back in the dark.
With this new plan I expect we'll have time for a two short or one medium hike in Volcanoes in the afternoon and we hope to see lava glow in the evening. Then we'll go to Hilo overnight and could return to the park in the morning for more hiking.
What are the best short hikes you'd recommend (up to 5 miles round trip)? We are experienced hikers and will have curious 11 yo.
I've found next links, but it's hard to make a decision on what to choose:
Ideally we'd like to see lava glow (not necessarily up close, from the distance would be ok) and interesting lava formations.
Do you have any recommendation for late afternoon medium or two short hikes (we also plan to go to green sand beach in the morning on our way to Volcanoes), and good morning hike.
AnnaEdited: 22 December 2013, 03:44