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“Awesome hiking!”

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Waterfall and Lava Full-Day Tour from Hilo
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Cost of entry into the National Park is very low, only $10 for the car, and the pass is valid for a week. We stopped in at the visitor info centre and talked to a park volunteer about what hikes they would recommend. After a stop for lunch at the Volcano House Hotel, we headed out on our hike.

As someone who makes maps for a living, Volcano National Park's maps and trail signage are terrible. We had a hard time knowing if we were going in the right direction, or if we were even on the right trail. Could definitely use some improvement.

Other than the maps, the hike was fantastic. We had the chance to walk through rain forest, and across part of the crater of the volcano. The hike was very quiet, we only saw a few other hikers. We had a great time!

We also checked out the lava tube, which was kind of cool.

3  Thank Kathryn M
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We visited as part of the Circle Island tour 15 years ago and knew we wanted to go back. This time we planned a full day and a stay over night. I highly recommend taking your time through the park, driving down to the end of the road and walking to where the lava crosses the road and see the sea arch. You MUST witness this incredible location after dark! It is truly amazing!

4  Thank wdw4me
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

This place is simply amazing!!!! We stayed in the volcano area for 3 days, beyond words if you get the chance to visit ...you must.

Thank kids21510
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

An amazing and unforgettable Geology class in gorgeous Hawaii! Interesting road trip where you can see all those different types of rocks.

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

I absolutely loved touring the geological formations of Volcanoes National Park from a helicopter. However, it was not until we were hovering over the crater of molten rock that I realized should an equipment failure occur, and the pilot was forced to land, we would surely die. That thought made the hike on land seem very appealing. It's amazing that for miles and miles you see
baron smoldering land that cannot anything, then suddenly you're in the Hawaiian jungle. The visitor center has a lot of information, and in the evening you can view the activity from the craters. If you want to get up close and personal with the volcano, the best way to view the park is by air.

Thank ToniaPoss
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