This top was pretty amazing to see and touch. Seeing it firsthand gives you a unique perspective. Lots of photo ops!
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A must-do on the Big Island, once in a lifetime. Three ways to see lava. From far off at the ocean entry hiking (or biking partway)in the 4+ miles from The End of the Road by the bike rentals, just after sunset was the best...More
Not a must see, but worth a look, we drove through on our way to the lava flow. It's on the way, so check out the town.
We went twice! The first time we walked in and then spent the evening viewing the lava water entry point and the night stars. The second time we biked in and hiked to the flowing lava. So here's our assessment of both trips: 1) First...More
From the Volcano House inside VNP, we drove about an hour to the Kalapana area. Once in Kalapana, follow the signs that say "end of road." The road turns into gravel and black lava sand, and just when you think you're lost you reach the...More
If you want to see the lava flow into the ocean up close but not spend a lot of money on a boat trip, then this area offers the next best opportunity. Once you park, you have to go, on foot, on an unpaved/gravel road...More
As with any Volcano, things change daily even hourly. The flow of lava into the ocean has slowed significantly since January but it is still an incredible thing to see. We planned our trip perfectly from Hilo. The drive down to the parking lot was...More
Awesome view of the power of Pele, lava flows cover wide area, but there are several structures where you can find cold drinks of various treats. The Sovereign Nation of Hawai'i is alive and well here.
This is just a reminder to readers that this is an active, ever-changing geological event. People should check out the TA Big Island forum or the government website to see what is the updated lava viewing status at Kalapana. Apparently, the lava flow into the...More