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Chain of Craters Road

Island of Hawaii, HI
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“holei sea arch” (17 reviews)
“lava fields” (28 reviews)
“road closed” (8 reviews)
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Island of Hawaii, HI
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"holei sea arch"
in 17 reviews
"lava fields"
in 28 reviews
"road closed"
in 8 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 11 reviews
"mauna ulu"
in 5 reviews
"national park"
in 15 reviews
"road ends"
in 5 reviews
"take your time"
in 10 reviews
"pali road"
in 2 reviews
"amazing road"
in 2 reviews
"mother natures"
in 2 reviews
"crater rim drive"
in 4 reviews
"scenic overlooks"
in 2 reviews
"entire drive"
in 2 reviews
"scenic stops"
in 2 reviews
"devil's throat"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
in 9 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a long drive with a couple of sharp turns, but you need to experience it at least once! There are some points of interest along the way & the view of the ocean is fantastic. At the end of the road, you can...More

Thank jeanner2010
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Chain of Craters Road is such a beautiful drive. There are many stops to check out along the way. Every stop has its own charm. The total drive is around 30 km, but took us half a day to finish. For those who doesn’t have...More

1  Thank TheNayzer
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

An amazing experience, take your time to stop on the advice areas. You shouldn't miss the petroglyphs! Fun walk all around remember to wear comfortable shoes, cap and bring enough water. At the end of the road you will find the rocks Arch, just be...More

Thank live2Spalove2travel
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We enjoyed traveling down and then up Chain of Craters Road. There are many interesting stops along the way with craters and lava flows on display. At the bottom of the road, you see the Pacific and near the bottom, you see petroglyphs. While at...More

Thank Grady T
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive. Make sure you give your self lots of time to enjoy the drive and stop to take pictures. It’s really amazing to see the lava flows down the mountain.

Thank Rosanna C
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

This road take you from 4000 above sea level at kileau volcanoes down through the lava fields to the ocean. It is an amazing drive with lots of interesting turn outs to stop and take pictures or just admire the scenery. If you are in...More

1  Thank cryoung2
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Drove most of this road. Too bad we had a really cold rainy day. Very interesting seeing the different craters and reading about when they were formed. Hopefully next time the sun will be shining :)

1  Thank RonInKelowna
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is better experienced at your own pace, not an excursion. There is a lot of stop along the way. We were lucky that it was a sunny day. Picture perfect opportunities. We also bought a Shaka guide app. that kept us informed along the...More

Thank Karaoshkin
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

There are lots of lookouts along the road. The fog is really cool as you go from completely clear to not being able to see very far in front of the car. Drive to the end and bring lots of water if you are going...More

1  Thank Amanda G
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

What can I say more? a must if you are on big Island and if weather collaborates with you ! Take your time, it's about 2h round trip if you stop frequently for some breathtaking views ! Highly recommended!

Thank max219
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Lin G
14 June 2017|
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Response from Rod R | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can but my understanding is that it's. it a god view and a few kilometer walk from the end of the road
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neelieniv
6 February 2017|
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Response from katepm20 | Reviewed this property |
You definitely can. We drove down it in the early morning at dark
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jal1906
3 January 2017|
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Response from Gary H | Reviewed this property |
I would say 3 to 4 hours of you don't want to feel rushed. My recommendation is to book a night at the National Park Lodge (crater view so you can see the lava glow in the dark) and then spend the followon morning on chain... More
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