Chain of Craters Rd, Island of Hawaii

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#2 of 8 in Scenic Drive in Island of Hawaii
Chain of Craters Rd is located in Island of Hawaii. Make Chain of Craters Rd a part of your Volcano vacation plans using our Volcano itinerary planning website .
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  • Exploring the whole Chain of Craters Road requires a bit more investment than the easily accessible areas at the top. We were in the area for three days, so spent a half day exploring the road. There’...  more »
  • This is a 20 mile drive (one way) from the Visitor Center down to the ocean. There are pullouts and trail heads along the way. The scenery changes a lot. Allow 1 hour for the round trip drive plus sto...  more »
  • This car route follows the story of the recentelijkste volcanic eruptions. A trail of extinct craters, lava fields everywhere, as far you can see. Regularly stop and explore the area is the message, the point of science and enjoy dozens of pictures. Even more beautiful is it when you start to descend by the youngest lava fields which a devastating kilometers wide rail pulling through the landscape to the sea. Desolate, black but oh so fascinating. Don't miss this route. Once arrived to the Board the sea stops the road at a guarded barricade, because further by (4.5 Miles) there is still flowing lava which spits in the ocean. On the way back up you will get a new image on this unrivalled landscape.
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