Visiting this small park gave us something to do in the rain without driving far from our Hilo hotel.
This was so much fun. We traveled down into the cave entrance on the right. Make sure you have several strong flashlights and sturdy shoes (flip flops not recommended).
This would be a great place to hike into, but make sure you have the right equipment, shoes, lights, and a helmet. it is beautiful just to walk down the steep steps and take a quick look around. But if you plan on hiking back into the caves, be prepared!
We actually went here during a tour with Hawaii Forest and Trail but anyone can go and its free. Its a fairly easy jaunt, but you do have to climb steep stairs and go through a very low section before you get into the larger part of the cave. It's fascinating, but then again, I really like stuff like this!... More
Go in the narrow left tube and bring at least two good flashlights. If you go about a quarter mile in you get to a cool place where you can crawl up on land and you are in the middle of a jungle with no path out. So you go back the way you came - awesome experience!
STEEP concrete steps leading down to it. Like climbing down a ladder compared to most steps - NOT for anyone not steady on their feet. Either tube requires TWO flashlights (at least one per person if in a group). in case you get way in and one goes dead - unless you're prepared to wait for someone else to come... More
While the right cave is the easiest to visit...its walk in..the left cave has by FAR the best features but requires derring do, good flexibility....hunching down and watching your head as you negotaite a low ledge to get in to the "Dragons throat" where you can stand and explore deep into this amazing feature...
If you own or manage Kaumana Caves Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.Manage your listing