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All reviews visitor center great hike entire hike sliding sands leave your car worth doing bring sunscreen every corner wear a hat day hike lots of water amazing scenery cinder cone hiking boots miles round trip piece of cake tennis shoes
My husband and I sat for an hour by the hiker pick up, but finally got a ride to the trailhead then hiked 11.2 miles back to our car at Halemau'u trailhead... I read that you shouldn't hike UP sliding sands,BUT I beg to differ!...More
I hiked this as a 12-year-old with my father. This trail was amazing. It took us around 7 hours. We did the Halemuu trail to Sliding Sands then up to the summit. We parked at the summit and hitchhiked down to the Halemuu trailhead which...More
Don't arrive at the gate until 7am or they will not let you in without a reservation. Semi cloudy day, gorgeous views of an alien landscape. Bring a down vest, its cold, but warms up quick hiking back out.
See my review for the park. Is deceptively downhill. I had some rocks to climb over and is a little slippery from the soil and small pebbles. Had to stop after 20 minutes because of my previous injury, but my husband went farther while I...More
This place is amazing! It looks like the surface of the moon and there are all sorts of hiking trails all over the crater ranging from easy to advanced. My only complaint is I wish we would have spent the entire day hiking up there....More
This is a great hike. Avoid the rush at sunrise and instead do this hike. If you want an adventure combine hike to hike all the way across the crater. Best way is to park at Halemau'u and do the hitch hiker pick-up or have...More
I did this hike with 2 girls, both age 10 and 1 boy, age 8. We have a very active lifestyle and have done many hikes in prior vacations and trips. But, I think that the average person can do this hike if they have...More
The descent is all down hill. Because of the altitude (over 9 thousand feet above sea level) and the return trip is all up hill, pace yourself carefully. Still magnificent. If you own walking sticks use them. Wear a jacket it is cold and windy....More
Response from Heather K | Reviewed this property |
It is one way. I recommend parking at the end and then either hitchhiking (there will be other hikers doing the same or willing to pick you up) to start at the summit. Or if you have friends/family willing (we've done this... More
It is one way. I recommend parking at the end and then either hitchhiking (there will be other hikers doing the same or willing to pick you up) to start at the summit. Or if you have friends/family willing (we've done this one time too) to drop you off at the summit after you leave a car at the end.