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Address: End of Route 130, Volcano National Park, Kalapana, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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+1 808-961-8093
15:00 - 21:00
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We rented bikes for $20 each, the ride there is easier than the ride back but do be careful as you riding on gravel. Our hire place included a free shuttle and we so could have... read more

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Sonia G
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We rented bikes for $20 each, the ride there is easier than the ride back but do be careful as you riding on gravel. Our hire place included a free shuttle and we so could have got picked up about 3 miles in on the way back but we chose to ride. They said it was a special offer they... More 

Thank Sonia G
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Was a great experience. Rent bikes or hike 4 miles on a gravel road. You will cross into Volcanoes National Park where you will find park rangers who will direct you to the lava viewing area. The rangers are very knowledgeable and provide a lot of information about the flow. You should be in decent health to walk or bike... More 

Thank Jim B
Fort Myers, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You'll see a vast amount of hardened lava flow! Lava view (sea side cliff where lava pours into ocean) is over 8 miles from the parking area...rent bikes ($20) or take a hayride out. You'll still have walking to do but it will save time. Do this BEFORE doing the Lava Ocean Tours otherwise you'll be underwhelmed. It is interesting... More 

Thank C_N_1_77
Santa Cruz, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented bikes and rode out to the viewing area. You can be shuttled part way or walk the 4.5 miles one way. The viewing area is along a walk over an old lava flow. You have to watch your footing as it can be slippery. We found a great spot to watch the lava hit the water. We saw... More 

Thank Jackie L
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in volcanos national park and decided to venture out to the lava viewing area. (It's about an hour and a half away). We arrived after dark and had no idea what an adventure we were in for. We knew it was going to be 4 1/2 mile ride on bikes but we didn't think about how dark... More 

Thank OrlandoMJ
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes right before sunset. The company we rented from offered to shuttle us to or from the last gate they could drive us to. We rode our bikes the 4.5 miles to the viewing area, but only rode 1.5 miles on the way back and took the shuttle from the gate. The road was rocky and we are... More 

2 Thank Christine W
Pahoa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most amazing dead end road in Hawai'i. But, be aware viewing is permitted between 3-9 PM. Visitors can hike or bike to the designated location but must observe the cautions in place. The area is, after all,host to a powerful geologic event that can create sudden dangerous situations. Night time viewing brings out the chicken flesh and... More 

3 Thank Gabriele S
Silverdale, Washington
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have no words! I was such an amazing experience. Went first thing in the morning, walked/biked the trail in the moonlight and also watched an awesome sunrise. Go, go, go! 4 miles in, easy walking and biking trail. Bring water, camera, and be amazed!

Thank StagerNana
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great to see the lava flowing into the ocean. The view is limited and a huge area is sectioned off for safety. The lava is no longer flowing like a firehose. While we thoroughly enjoyed the bike ride and the viewing, it may not be worth it to others due to the limited viewing and small lava flows.

Thank chris w
Finger Lakes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just like most of the places in the Islands people have capitalized on the way you get to see the sights! BUT holy cow did we have a wonderful experience! We were not go to Hawaii and not see the Fire hose lava flow into the ocean, so we were somewhat prepared, but we were not prepared in others. #1)... More 

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