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Lava Fields, Maui

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#14 of 28 in Nature in Maui
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  • This nature attraction is located in south Maui. About 45min drive from the airport driving towards Waimea. I was trying to get more information about this area but there were only few so I was hesita...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit, however there is not much to do there. It is easy to get to, it is near and it is cool. However, after about 5 minutes and few photos you can move on, I wouldn't go out my wa...  more »
  • Well ... If you come to Hawaii, you cannot meet the expanses of hardened lava. Although already seen in another island of the archipelago, are always exciting. Give you a show from the beginning of planet Earth; seems to walk on another planet. Not to be missed. Go.
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  • Recommend everyone to drive out to the fields to experience it. The road out there gets narrow but any vehicle can make it. There looks to be a nice hiking trail and I would have liked to take it but with smaller children along it wasn't in the plans. Definitely make sure you have a good pair of runners or hiking shoes if you plan to walk the trails.
  • Beautiful place to hike. Best with good hiking shoes. Easy to twist your ankle due to most trails consisting of large, unstable rocks. Limited parking. Normal car ok but rocky and raw parking lot. 2 portable toilets at parking.
  • Totally awesome! It's off the beaten path, bumpy one lane roads at times to get there. Porta potties by the parking lot and black lava rock everywhere. You feel like you've found a hidden gem. The waters are completely flat where everywhere else is choppy, making swimming or snorkeling possible. There are schools of fish that you can see just from the shore and they are beautiful, crabs and sea urchins can also be seen from the tide pools. They're nice to see, but don't touch. Wonderful treasure!
  • This place is for people who like to walk. This is not a little walk to a beach in flip-flops kinda walk. The sign is misleading; the light is not a lightHOUSE as some assume, but is a giant light pole and don't mistake the visuals of coastline on the sign to be the trail. As people we met did. The trail splits; the upper goes to the beach (there are a few on the lower as well) and the lower goes to the light pole and a nice area with some beautiful pools of water (not the kind you want to get in). You can get from one trail to the other, it is not marked on the sign map or any online maps I have seen (unless you look closely on satellite view), but there is a subtle path if you follow the walk-able spots lined with white rocks. It looks like it goes nowhere but eventually they connect. I love hiking and such; a 10 mile walk for lunch is not a big thing, but walking on lava rocks for just 5 is trying. My cross-trainers might have been a little soft-soled for the the job. It is a desolate wasteland of lava wreathed with a harshly crashing ocean. There is beauty to it, and it was a worthwhile experience for us. Though I could see how people could get out there, get lost and die. AT&T signal caught a few times but like most of the island cell service is iffy. Bring plenty of water like the sign says. Children and whiners not recommended.
  • It's pretty desolate. There is a trail that you can hike at the end of the road. It's about a 2 mile hike. Wear full shoes and bring lots of water. On the drive is a great Taco truck, Jaws.
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