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  • Average3%
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 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

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Reviewed 18 August 2017

this is a must do while at volcano....very picturesque and lots of different lava flows over several years, hikes and overlooks are all through this drive and some great vistas of lava, ocean and terrain

Thank Hibby922
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This 19 miles one way road goes to the sea shore, crossing numerous impressive craters... Here you could understand all the past story of the Kilauea Volcano. So many places to stop and look at the power of the Pele mount. You could also find...More

Thank gil40100
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We drove this road twice. The first day was rainy and visibility was limited, so we decided to drive it again the next day before we left the area! It was sunny and clear but WINDY. WOW! We had to hold onto the car doors...More

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 4 August 2017

It was raining the day we visited the Volcano, and decided to try our luck driving down to the coast from elevation. The drive itself was easy with lots of switchbacks and either vast areas of nothing but lava fields, or green where vegetation had...More

Thank Michele G
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This can take as long as you want or as little as an hour roundtrip. Lots to see and do as far as hiking along this stretch though parking is extremely limited at the end of the road. You can see the steam plumes from...More

Thank mdgipsy
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Chain of Craters Road is a cool drive and worth the time. It takes you all the way down to the water and you see plenty of old lava flows. Once you get down to the bottom the view looking back up is amazing. You...More

Thank EDSTraveler
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This road is well worth driving. For me, it was like entering an alien environment. I have never driven in lava fields before and it felt like driving on the moon - very inhospitable terrain. Apart from the barrenness of the place, it's very hot...More

Thank Mathyew
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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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