Kalapana, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Kalapana is located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Use our Hawaii Volcanoes National Park trip planning app to add Kalapana and other attractions to your Hawaii Volcanoes National Park vacation plans.
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  • From Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we drove about 40 minutes to Kalapana and rented some beat-up bikes and flashlights for $15 per person. We biked a mile or so to the hiking spot and hiked an hour ...  more »
  • Family of four (2 + 3) in I went. Visited by car paved road, but I think that was probably the top season, ago becoming the gravel road was the first to "or reserve a bike?" Was asked, are those who have not quite at the parking lot in front of stopped and seemed (ran in the front car was parked there). Was said hear if you book far ahead, also have a dependency from the. Close to pull over so I could SEE HAWAII ADVENTURES further forward and to the right we reserved signs and was accepted. Because it is likely to rain was a kind man, but had in fact recommend raincoat ($ 2 was like) said if it is the old wallet in the car and then use the points, If you notice today return the good from told me. Than the lava road. shinndo fine, on a bicycle, 30 minutes later on the lava for about one hour walked the lava moving red like is seen in front of the eyes. It was a long hot black lava away some shoes and I do not know even touch it with your hands and do not touch the heat. As a the glassy lava walk road an hour's bumpy when walking, I leaped to easy surimukemashita hand. It is safe and have so nice not sure how thin gloves.
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  • We(me and my wife) wanted to see the lava from a closer distance and we were debating to take a guided tour(there are many tour companies offer hiking tours) or just do the hike ourselves, we ended up...  more »

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Where to stay in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park provides two drive-in campgrounds: Nāmakanipaio and Kulanaokuaiki. The former is on the main road near the park's entrance and offers full services. The latter sits more deeply in the park, has limited sites, and does not have drinking water. You can also stake your tent at one of the primitive campsites on the park's coastal hiking trails. The park does offer lodging in the Volcano House, which delivers sweeping vistas of the caldera at the top of Mount Kilauea. The aptly named town of Volcano at the park's main entrance has a bevy of accommodations, including cottages, inns, bed and breakfasts, and lodges. This is your best option for combining convenient access to the park with a comfortable place to lay your head.
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