End of Chain of Craters Road to active lava flow

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End of Chain of Craters Road to active lava flow is a 7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pahoa, HI that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

7.0 miles 50 feet Out & Back




The trail starts at the official "End of Trail" sign at the End of Chain of Craters Road in Volcanoes National Park. This is the only legal and authorized route to take to see active lava flows and new land formation. This is the continuation of the end of the Chain of Craters Road, across open lava fields, in hot sunny conditions. The hiking is difficult; the terrain is uneven, brittle areas of lava, wide cracks and partially collapsed lava tubes. Remember, lava is as sharp as broken class. Wear proper hiking boots, plenty of water (double your usually needs), it is hot and sun exposed so sun block and a hat is a must. Be sure to pack flashlights and head lamps if you think you may stay past sunset.

9 months ago

Nice drive but ran into government keep out signs half way down dirt road. Not feeling it, we turned around.

3 years ago

I was the one to submit the trail description and location details. All that I have to say is all in there. For those who take on this hike, enjoy the adventure.