Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku), Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku) reviews

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  • This is a cool, short hike. Our group of diverse ages and walking ability all enjoyed it. There's a one-way path you take down, go through the tube (lots of drips, a few puddles), then come out and... 
    This is a cool, short hike. Our group of diverse ages and walking ability all enjoyed it. There's a one-way path you take down, go through the tube (lots of drips, a few puddles), then come out and...  more »
  • Fun little loop along the crater rim road. You walk downhill into the tube, short walk through it, then back up and around through the forest. There are some signs to educate you on plant life... 
    Fun little loop along the crater rim road. You walk downhill into the tube, short walk through it, then back up and around through the forest. There are some signs to educate you on plant life...  more »
  • This was a really wet hike. Be aware that you are pretty much in a rainforest going into a cave. So the wet drippy feeling is unavoidable. Your shoes will get wet. The Tube itself is not all that... 
    This was a really wet hike. Be aware that you are pretty much in a rainforest going into a cave. So the wet drippy feeling is unavoidable. Your shoes will get wet. The Tube itself is not all that...  more »
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  • This place is amazing , what a sweet place . Walking through here was so way cool . I've never seen anything like this place before . If you get a chance to visit this place is think you will like it. There's lots of stuff to see in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is a awesome place to bring your family to see.
  • Interesting to walk through the tube of lava. The whole thing isn't big, so it's easy to walk in for children or adults. The guided tour was really interesting, the people know their stuff. It is basically a cave, formed by lava, so that's very cool to actually visit.
  • Very interesting. A must-see when visiting Volcanoes National Park!!
  • So cool....a must see. BE CAREFUL GO SLOW....I knocked my head really hard, and broke my glasses....so GO SLOW and be mindful. The area around and in this hike is beautiful, and kept very clean and nice. This is a surprising small hike, with beautiful huge tropical plants.... absolutely do not miss!
  • Definitely worth the trip! It can get a bit crowded, but if you take your time, you can find a moment to yourself in the tube. Really surreal to imagine all the magma that used to flow there.

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