Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit

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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit
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National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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1-2 hours
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Jola O
Las Vegas, NV459 contributions
Absolutely gorgeous
May 2021
One of my favorite national parks, The lava rivers are exquisite. We walked through the Thurston Lava Tube, which was so cool. You cannot go wrong with anything you do in this park. So many things to see visually if you just drive through. If you choose to hike, there are many levels and lengths of hikes. The visitors center has a list of hikes listed on their wall to choose from.

Don’t forget your national park pass and your passport book to get a stamp.
Written 2 June 2021
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Brian J
Portland, OR97 contributions
Would like to see it post COVID
Mar. 2021
Understood but disappointed the lava tube was closed to visitors. Know it's hit or miss on visibility of lava in the crater but would have been nice to see more than steam.
Written 27 March 2021
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0617merS
Columbus, OH92 contributions
Kilauea Iki trail
Mar. 2021
If you only have time to do one thing at VNP, do this trail, we had two teens with us who didn't complain once, it was such an awesome hike, so beautiful and out of this world terriane. you walk from a rain forest to this wild lava floor. I would highly suggest getting there before 9am and doing the hike counter clockwise for the view and the climb out is easier on the back end.
Written 23 March 2021
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,304 contributions
Visit When Going to South Point
Feb. 2021 • Couples
This is an interesting take on the volcanic rock you see throughout the island. Here, it’s green and covered with vegetation. Quite a few hikes from 1/2 mile to 4 miles. Stop at the visitor center for a map, but, be aware the gates close at 4:00 PM. Easy hikes, unlike other ones we did where you are scrambling over cinder rocks. Nice...
Written 14 February 2021
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live2Spalove2travel
Island of Hawaii, HI118 contributions
So many trails
Jul. 2020 • Solo
They have reduced hours right now, but you have so many options. They also have helpful signs at the starting of the trails. It's a Ohia and ferns forest, bring sturdy shoes and rain coat as when you climb you'll pass clouds.
Arrive early
Written 18 July 2020
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btreid
Portland, OR200 contributions
A must visit when you are in Hawaii
Mar. 2020 • Couples
We have been in this park several times and there is always something new.
Always join the ranger led tour, it's only 45 minutes. You get to know more about the Volcanoes and the history of the island.
Take your time and enjoy the hike around Kilauea caldera.
Make sure you have the right shoes.
I would recommend hiking shoes.
The landscape of this park has changed since the 2018 eruption so be aware that there are no magma that glows red at night. Kilauea caldera looks like a giant football field.
The Thurston lava tube is now open. It's all lit and kids can definitely do the short walk.
Written 16 March 2020
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danaj824
Philadelphia, PA286 contributions
Must see
Nov. 2019
We had decided to wait until our week in Kona to visit the park. It was well worth the drive . This park was unlike anything I had experienced. It's very unique with all the volcanos. We did the crater hike which was a once in a lifetime. They don't tell you, but it's not the easiest but it was still worth it. We saw a lot in one day, but ideally if you have the time you could spend days here and still not see everything. Loved all the steam and scenery. There was no lava flow, unfortunately but last year it was pretty epic in the amount and duration of the flow. Kilauea is known as the drive in volcano so you can enjoy Crater Rim Drive and still experience a lot.
Written 22 January 2020
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Brian P
Courtice, Canada52 contributions
At least once in your life
Dec. 2019 • Couples
Spent 2 days in the park and it was exceptional. Well recovered from the eruptions last year with most of the park reopened. Priced right at $25 for a car for the week. Lots of hiking options and the chain of craters road had lots of things to see. Enjoy the visitors center first stop and the rangers will give you good advice depending on how long you are staying.

Have lunch at Volcano Lodge and look over the crater.

Would have liked to see lava flows but mother nature is on her own time.

Needs to be on anybody's bucket list.
Written 4 December 2019
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doublewoodscj
Apex, NC631 contributions
Nice but not worthwhile to take an expensive shore excursion
Oct. 2019
We were on NCL cruise and took an Hawaii Volcano National Park excursion to see the volcano. The driver(tour guide) briefly described this place and stayed on the bus while we get off the bus to take pictures. There were only 3 bus stops and only have time to snap pictures. There is no volcano in action except some steaming cracks since the 2018 eruption is long over.
Written 9 November 2019
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Senior F
Toronto, Canada169 contributions
Kilauea Volcano
Sep. 2019
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is where you can see the volcano caldera. An entry fee is required. The best view is from Volcano House just across from the visitor centre. The volcano is inactive at present and several areas are shutdown for various reasons. Do your homework before you go to make sure you can see what you want to.
Written 8 October 2019
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