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Pu'u Huluhulu trail

Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Interesting, a bit of a hike

Interesting, can be tough to follow the markers (stacked stones), a bit dangerous at the top, not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John D
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Wild

Loved this walk Out of this world scenery Trail was good - follow the lava rock cairns Climb to the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Ken H
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  • Average2%
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“mauna ulu” (8 reviews)
“lava trees” (4 reviews)
“great hike” (7 reviews)
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Chain of Craters Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Interesting, can be tough to follow the markers (stacked stones), a bit dangerous at the top, not for little ones IMHO. You can really see the desolation in the area and the Pu'u O'o is visible in the distance. Hiking shows are a good choice....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this walk Out of this world scenery Trail was good - follow the lava rock cairns Climb to the top gave good views Not too many did it - so quiet

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We really enjoyed driving he Chain of craters road. There are many view points to stop at and lots of was to do. The views change as you proceed down the road from green forest to black dried lava beds with the ocean right at...More

Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Found on chain of craters road in the Hawaiian volcanoes national park this trail is a more older volcanic hill with younger lava flows over it. Many varieties of Lava fields are here with some trees and plants growing. Nice area to visit.

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Did this as part of a 7 mile hiking and its amazing. Great pics and the landscape is nothing like I've seen before

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A very diverse trail. Pay the small $2 fee for the little information pamphlet and take it with you on the hike - it is full of interesting and educational information that relate to the numbered markers along the trail. Wear proper shoes as you're...More

1  Thank B737NGDriver
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I visit this place by helicopter. Very good pilot. The trip is a little shorter that I imagined. A tip: must have wind protection equipment, because the helicopter doesn't have doors.

Thank alinatulucan
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

At the beginning of the trail you can buy a book for $2 that explains what you see at the 16 different points along the way. I think with the stops it took us 1.5 hours form start to end with the panoramic view. Without...More

1  Thank dil345
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This was a beautiful trail... but the weather here plays a spoil-sport. If it is windy & cloudy, one cannot enjoy the trail at all ! Otherwise, the trail is worth the walk !!!

1  Thank Shakti M
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Look at old craters ans lava flows. This road ends in latest lava flow and may be cutoff at end for safety. When we went we had 4 mile walk to lava and 1 mile walk on coldish lava to see molten lava. However, this...More

1  Thank FamilymanDoug
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