Sulphur Banks
Sulphur Banks
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Face_The_Elements
Edmonton, Canada346 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a short nature walk from info centre. It’s mainly flat and paved but some sections with gravel, dirt and near the end there are stairs. A short walk from the start you’ll find the sulphur steam vents, not for those with medical conditions, infants, and pregnant people. As you continue the hike you get a view of the crater and then you loop back into the forest before returning to the visitors centre.
Written 20 April 2024
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Duckster22
Gloucester, MA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Very cool and not as smelly as expected since the sulphur concentration in the air is only about 5%.
The funniest thing is the display of what happens to you if you venture off the paved trail.
Written 31 October 2022
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Angela C
Heber City, UT210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
These are fascinating. The little ones, ages 6 and 4 loved watching the steam rise and running through the blasts of hot air.
Written 6 September 2022
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Cynthia H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Sulphur stinks period; however, the experience was awesome. Very cool to see the difference in topography and learn as well as experience the differences in steam vents versus sulphur banks.
Written 21 June 2022
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Nick S
Washington DC, DC115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The hike goes through a small grove of trees before it opens to the vast sulphur bank. You are hiking on a raised wooden trail through a number of sulphur vents. You can smell the sulpher and see the smoke rising through the crust of the earth. Our kids loved it.
Written 2 September 2021
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OldLadyTexan
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
When I was there in 2014 this was very smelly. In 2021, however the earth did not have such bac breath ;). This may be a factor of how active the volcano is at the time. In 2014 I was there during a time when lava was flowing from places outside the park area.
Written 25 August 2021
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
This interesting hike begins and ends at the Visitor Center. Mostly paved, it has stops along the way with informative displays. Intriguing to see the fissures belching steam. Finish with a grand view of the Kilauea crater. Well worth the hour or so.
Written 23 February 2021
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Fred T
Reno, NV727 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Park in the Steam Vents parking lot. Hike on the level trail about 0.5 mile to get to the boardwalk and the signs that explain things. We did not smell any rotten eggs (S02), so the wind must have been blowing away from us. One mainly sees yellow sulphur on a hillside.
Written 26 January 2021
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,368 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The surfer banks are what you see in the distance by the visitor center, which you will see from a distance. It's neat seeing the smoke raise up, but it's no where near as neat as the steam vents that you can walk right up to and *really* experience the steam.
Written 9 September 2020
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2CanadianTravellers
Edmonton, Canada767 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
There are 4 active volcanoes on the Big Island. When you walk the Sulphur Banks Trail, you will see volcano fumes coming out from the grounds. Dress warm with good shoes when you visit the volcano park. It is often rainy and cold 4000 feet up in the park.
Written 6 March 2020
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