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Wonderful hike through lava and forests

Saw Hawaiian hawk and 'Elepaio and 'Apapane et al. in kipukas along the hike with our guide from... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
Flagstaff, Arizona
Hike to see ocean lava entry

This is the vent that lava is flowing from into the ocean and you can drive up to a certain point... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
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Saddle Road, Near Mile Marker 22, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Saw Hawaiian hawk and 'Elepaio and 'Apapane et al. in kipukas along the hike with our guide from Hawaii Forest and Trail, very knowledgeable guide. Food was great for a field trip

1  Thank wej86
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is the vent that lava is flowing from into the ocean and you can drive up to a certain point then the road is closed. You will have to hike 2 - 3 miles to the ocean entry point where lava is flowing into...More

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went through here during a tour that left from Hilo and we really enjoyed it. We got to see some of the more recent lava flows which were really unique.

1  Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The security was nice and polite and encouraged us to walk the 3 miles in and out to see the lava running down the side of the mountain into the ocean. They open only at 3pm and charge nothing. Residents have free reign to come...More

2  Thank Vegasjoe57
Reviewed 13 April 2016

First things first -- we left nothing in our car at the parking lot and we left the doors unlocked. We were warned in advance by a "local" that this parking lot is notorious for break ins, and the piles of window glass on the...More

5  Thank DudefrmAK
Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This hike is amazing!!! I highly recommend checking it out!! It's a short drive from Hilo, the entrance is in between mile markers 22/23. There's a sign that says Pu'u O'o and a small gravel parking lot! The trail is about 8miles and alternates between...More

5  Thank MeggieMegs3
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Three friends and I hiked the trail in perfect weather. It was mildly overcast and not too hot and sunny for what was over an 8 mile trek. The trail is well marked with Ahu (stone pillars). It goes from the desolation of lava fields...More

5  Thank David D
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Mixed emotions with this trail. The experience was educational to say the least, but only because of the things I learned for myself, as this is not a guided trail. Its not even tended by anyone except for hunters, so don't expect a smooth trail....More

6  Thank N7492XHgregs
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

The trailhead off the saddle road is just beyond mile marker 22; there is a small sign and parking area. Be prepared with sun protection and water as much of the trail is in the open. Wear good shoes or hiking boots. The first quarter...More

2  Thank Ann W
Reviewed 6 October 2015

A total must to visit to walk on new land and see all the amazing sights around here is truly breath taking

2  Thank yvonnekonk
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