hawaii volcanoes national park Trails

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Craters, Cinder Cones, & Molten Lava on The Big Island :: Hilo, HI

This 50-mile drive circles the entire crater of Kilauea Volcano, then descends via the Chain of Craters Road to the coast to view active lava flows plunging into the sea. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park encompasses more than 229,000 acres spread over

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea Three Ways- Iki, Halema‘uma‘u Crater, and Pu‘u O‘o Trails :: Hilo, HI

Plunge from rainforest to caldera and see Hawaii’s famously explosive national park three different ways. What you see in your mind’s eye is reality at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where two of the world’s most active volcanoes—Kilauea and Mauna

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park :: Hilo, HI

This is probably among the most active volcanic areas in the world. Here, you will not find the explosive, highly destructive type of volcano, but a more gently flowing lava that slowly builds up into relatively shallow craters known as calderas. Bec

To the Volcano: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park :: Hilo, HI

Visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must, in order to see Kilauea, Hawaii's most very active volcano. The Hawaii Belt Road will take you directly from sea level in Hilo to an elevation of almost 4,000 feet at the park, in a distance of 28 mi

Coffee Country, South Point, and the Ka'u Coast on The Big Island :: Holualoa, HI

This 120-mile drive circles the southern half of Mauna Loa, the world’s largest mountain mass. It passes through Kona Coffee country and macadamia nut orchards, crosses Mauna Loa’s massive southwest lava flows, visits windy and historic South Point (

Into the Volcano: Kilauea Caldera :: Hilo, HI

Perched at 3,980 feet above sea level, the Kilauea volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park attracts thousands of visitors every year. Kilauea keeps scientists busy by trying to understand the great natural forces at work. It is the most active vo

Hawaii: Climbing Kilauea :: Mountain View, HI

Hawaii’s not-to-be-missed spectacle is Kilauea, the world’s only “hike through” volcano and one that offers the spectacle of frequent, easily-accessible eruptions. The walk around Crater Rim Drive males you want to reach out and touch the process of

Bird Park (Kipuka Puaulu) Trail :: Hilo, HI

Kipuka Puaulu is one of the easier and more enjoyable hikes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you have time for only one other hike besides Kilauea Iki in the park, this should be it. And what a contrast it is to most other hikes in the park! On

Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu to Halape Backpack Trail :: Hilo, HI

The coves at Halape are considered the best along Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s Puna-Kau coast for scenery and for snorkeling. Halape is an extremely popular destination! (Please review the special hiking hints at the end Day 1 (71/2 miles). You

Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu to Keauhou Backpack Trail :: Hilo, HI

Here’s another route—besides that taken by Trips 38 and 39—to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s near-wilderness area along its Puna coast. Scattered widely across that area are three shelters and a cabin, each with a roof designed to catch rainwater a

Kilauea Iki Trail :: Hilo, HI

What does this trip offer you? Fabulous rainforest and crater scenery; a thrilling walk across a crater floor; and a visit to the site from which spewed the highest and hottest lava fountain ever recorded in Hawaiian history. If you have time for onl