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Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Extreme Lava Hike to See Flowing Lava

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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... read more

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90 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 about 45 minutes. We left around 4:30. You have several choices to get to the... More 

Thank Arteacher2010
California, USA
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Cliph
Vancouver, BC
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199 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 ocean is mostly obscured by a newly formed delta. It takes a lot of time,... More 

2 Thank funpig07
Anchorage, Alaska
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624 reviews
207 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're interested in seeing the fierce interaction between lava and sea, you need to check out this place :)). This can be a DIY activity for folks who are able to undertake physical exertion... note that vehicles can't reach the actual viewing area (!). Logistics: if you have a car, drive to Pahoa or Keaau on the main highway,... More 

2 Thank G C
Finger Lakes
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124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank MammaLax
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was an incredible experience to see the lava flow in to sea at night. We rented bikes and rode in at dusk. the bike ride itself over the lava fields was just as great and surreal of an experience. Multiple bike rental companies make it an easy experience even with young kids with kids bikes and trailers and have... More 

Thank cselkie
Courtenay, Canada
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I have always wanted to see laval flowing and the big island offered a perfect opportunity. We were staying in Kona and made the drive down to the lava fields. It was absolutely worth the travel. We stayed at Sean's place on the lava field. You can find his place on airbnb. It was an amazing experience to be able... More 

1 Thank TSTSF
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Although the drive from the Kohala Coast is min. 1.5 hrs, it was worth the drive. You feel as though you are at the end of the world. Cool to see young coco palms taking hold.

Thank Doug R
Carrollton, Texas
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106 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

One of the best places to stop on the side of the road and just walk around where hot lava flowed before. Very interesting.

Thank bobsboy_texas
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We got here at 4 pm. 30 mins drive from the volcano park. Drive down to I I130. The walk is 2 miles each way on flat surface. Bikes for rental- $ 30.00 available but the hills and driving back in the dark may be challenging for the less able. There is a shuttle ride for the first 2.5 miles... More 

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