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This lava tube is incredible. It's a bit slippery and there are places you need to watch your head but a little way in the tube opens up into a large cavern. Just amazing. Wear good shoes and bring a light.
We stopped in Hilo after visiting Volcano National Park which was amazing but the lava tubes were closed while they continue to evaluate the safety of the park. We found this small park and these amazing lava tubes on our way out of town. Well...More
We were sad we didn’t get to see a lava tube at evolcano national park so we went here instead. There were only 2 other small groups visiting when we got there. We had two small flashlights and our phones. Definitely could’ve used stronger flashlights...More
The lava tubes in Volcano National Park were close so we were looking for another cave experience and stumbled onto this state park. We nearly drove by since there's no big signs, just restrooms and stairs down to the cave. A good headlight is necessary....More
Kaumana Caves is less travelled but filled with loads of fun and excitement. It’s just right outside of Hilo. When you get there and see the monument sign, there’s a little parking clu-de-sac right across the street for probably about 5-8 cars. There’s a public...More
This place was unplanned, and all of a sudden we saw the signs and pulled over. It is not scary, though you need a flashlight (on your phone). Very quick trip in to both the caves (both left and right) and it won't take more...More
I went with my family- kids 14 and 12. We poked around during the peak eruption of 2018. I kept thinking an earthquake would connect some old lava tubes and reflood our tube with new stuff!. However, of course, that didn't happen. I would recommend...More
FLASHLIGHTS are a must. Head mounted lights are best. Hiking type (closed toe) shoes strongly encouraged. Rocks can be slippery. Rocks are sharp in most areas. At times the caverns have low ceilings it is easy to bump your head on sharp edges in the...More
Great free access. It was raining that day. We went pretty far back on the left side and got to the point where the air started to smell a little; there is a lot of white stuff on the walls that I can only assume...More