"Watching the Earth Being Made" Volcanoes National Park Tip by ukmagicman

Volcano National Park is a must see National Park. There are so many amazing things to see here from the craters to the lava tube to the petroglyphs to the exotic forest to the live lava flow.

The hike to the lava flow was a tough and long journey. We had to hike 3 miles over a lava field (difficult terrain to hike across) which took over 2 hours. However, when we finally reached the lava flow it was truely amazing and well worth the trek. It is really amazing to see the lava flowing out of the ground, solidifying and dropping into the ocean. The lava flow changes every day, so it is best to stop by the National Park Information Center as soon as you enter to find where the flow is on that day.

A trip to the Big Island would not be complete without visiting this amazing place.

Address: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Directions: From the Volcano House, follow signs for the Chain of Craters road and drive down towards the sea where the lava flows across the road will hamper further travel.
Phone: +1 808-964-1000
Website: http://www.nps.gov/havo/index.htm

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  • Written Jun 2, 2005
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