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Big Island Hawaii Volcano Adventure
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“holei sea arch” (17 reviews)
“lava fields” (26 reviews)
“road closed” (8 reviews)
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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"holei sea arch"
in 17 reviews
"lava fields"
in 26 reviews
"road closed"
in 8 reviews
"national park"
in 15 reviews
"amazing drive"
in 5 reviews
"mauna ulu"
in 4 reviews
"road ends"
in 5 reviews
"crater rim drive"
in 4 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 2 reviews
"entire drive"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 7 reviews
"steam rising"
in 3 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 3 reviews
"access road"
in 4 reviews
"ranger station"
in 3 reviews
"bring water"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This drive was worth it for the small detour to hike to the Pu'u Loa Petroglyphs toward the end of the road. Other stops weren't as interesting after we'd hiked the Kilauea Iki trail, and the very end of the road was PACKED with cars...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a scenic drive but the more impressive stuff is at the beginning, e.g., old craters and lava tube. If you wanna go to the lava fields better book a tour from Hwy 130 side like Aloha Lava Tours.

Thank Roman_Austria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible sites, the pictures don't do them justice. The drive has many pull off areas and trails. It is great to stop at each. Take your time and stay ahead of the tours.

Thank tedact
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exploring the whole Chain of Craters Road requires a bit more investment than the easily accessible areas at the top. We were in the area for three days, so spent a half day exploring the road. There’s lots of pull overs to marvel at the...More

1  Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a 20 mile drive (one way) from the Visitor Center down to the ocean. There are pullouts and trail heads along the way. The scenery changes a lot. Allow 1 hour for the round trip drive plus stops. The petroglyphs near the waterfront...More

1  Thank twopisces
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Chain of Craters Road is located within Volcanoes National Park. Driving along this long well paved road just shows you the devastation that a lava flow leaves behind. It's amazing to see the scenery and be able to stop at many places along the road...More

Thank jetsettingaussies
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

The Big Island is an absolute must. Driving through this landscape is breathtaking and worth the trip. No words and no camera can do this justice!!! You have to see it to believe it. If you’re driving be careful at night as there aren’t any...More

Thank L3764RXLM
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We drove from the summit of Kilauea to the sea and the changing landscape was incredible. Stop along the way to see the old lave flows and various craters from eruptions past. Walk the Trail of Devastation and see what a volcano can do. Drive...More

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

I have driven this road twice, and enjoyed it both times. The whole road takes you though the lava field that have built up over the centuries. There are many places to stop along the way to enjoy nature, take some photos, and wonder at...More

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This road was covered with lava, so it no longer rings the volcano, but it does go down to the Sea Arch and then back around the other side to the Thomas Jaggar Museum. Along the road you do go by several other steam vents...More

1  Thank gldnpupper27
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Lin G
14 June 2017|
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Response from Rod R | 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
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neelieniv
6 February 2017|
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Response from katepm20 | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can. We drove down it in the early morning at dark
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jal1906
4 January 2017|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
I would say 3 to 4 hours of you don't want to feel rushed. My recommendation is to book a night at the National Park Lodge (crater view so you can see the lava glow in the dark) and then spend the followon morning on chain... More
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