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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  • My friends and I got some bikes and rode down the path. There are posts that you can lock your bike up on when you get to the end. We got off and started hiking over the black lava rock. Basically, we...  more »
  • Rented bikes at the end of Highway 130 in Kalapana and biked, then hiked to flowing lava. We left at 3:30 in the afternoon and stayed out till after dark. The lava is best viewed in the dark. We rente...  more »
  • There are lots of vendors renting bicycles to tourist. It was $20/bike, however The last place on the left will negotiate to $10/bike. The road is about 3 miles to the ocean, flat and all gravel. The ...  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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