"Chain of Craters Road" Chain of Craters Road Tip by Blatherwick

  Feb. 22, 2003 Lava Flow
by Blatherwick

Coming down from the volcanos to the coast, losing 4000 feet, you travel along a shore road that used to provide another entry route into the park from Hilo. Numerous lava flows have covered this road with the latest one when I was there having occurred on February 22, 2003.

It is here that you can explore the moon-like landscape and catch glimpses of lava. I really like this picture because of the "No Parking" sign trapped in the solidified lava. Obviously nobody paid attention because absolutely everybody is parked nearby.

Address: Chain of Craters Road
Directions: 96 miles from Kailua-Kona driving southeast on HWY11 (2 to 2 1/2 hour drive) or 30 miles from Hilo (45 minute drive).
Phone: 808-985-6000
Website: http://www.nps.gov/havo/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 3, 2005
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