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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Don't forget to stop by VNP's front office before you start here. The park rangers are really helpful in guiding you. There are plenty of small trails/lookouts/scenic spots along the way so the rangers help you pick and choose if you have limited time. The...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Shreejan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful drives with lots of opportunities to stop for scenic lookouts. So much to see and do along the way, lava, craters, petroglyphs, hiking, and at the very end is the holei sea arch. It’s a must drive when...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank wohdonkey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an excellent trip through time. As you journey along the Chain of Craters Road you travel past and through historic lava flows from eruptions going back decades. Passing Craters from previous volcanic activity, through tropical forest and barren lava fields, all the way down...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This drive was really beautiful and fascinating. As with all the hikes make sure you have as much information as possible so you can appreciate the significance of what you're seeing. It's very accessible to all levels of physical ability and the sights do not...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank shennysjoint
Reviewed 9 October 2019

**This is a 19 mile road to the coast (from inside the volcanoes National park) that you drive on and many stops you can stop at along the way to see views from the previous volcano eruptions. There are signs posted along the 19 mile...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kim H
Reviewed 22 September 2019

Some sites were closed due to 2018 eruptions but interesting to see the flows from various eruptions over time. Driving to the end of the road really gave us the perspective of the magnitude of the power of nature.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Getaway466224
Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

I cannot use too many adjectives to describe what we saw as we traveled this road. Majestic, sobering, unimaginable, other worldly, sweeping views, a feat of engineering, vast... none of these overstates the amazing landscapes you will see on this drive. From lava flows frozen...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank cmarsig
Reviewed 25 August 2019 via mobile

This was a great trip, and the drive was lovely. We stopped off to visit the petroglyphs and the craters, the views of the sea are amazing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rebecca s
Reviewed 1 July 2019

Our Roberts Hawaii tour stopped at the Lua Manu crater on Chain of Craters Road. We walked around on the surrounding lava fields, marveling at the plants growing right up out of the rocks and taking photos by interesting formations. It was one of 4...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank tcampbell210
Reviewed 15 June 2019

We were unsure what to expect but were surprised by the views. We parked at the lot where you can no longer drive because of the damage done by the last eruption. The walk from there was worth it. We saw a family of Nene...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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29 December 2018|
Response from michael h | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, i dont remember
14 June 2017|
Response from rodr506 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but my understanding is that it's. it a god view and a few kilometer walk from the end of the road