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interesting walk, wear good shoes. a couple of nice beaches.

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26 days ago

Definitely worth the quick stop!! Beautiful views with lots of spider webs to avoid on the way down haha

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26 days ago

Perfect mini stop! Amazing views!

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26 days ago

Not much to see besides part of a waterfall. Still cool though!

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muddy
no shade
rocky
26 days ago

Beautiful sights, and a rewarding swim make this a very enjoyable hike. No shade - and you can pay some locals to drive you in and out (deffos a good option if all you plan to do is get blitzed on some brews) but bring lots of water and sunscreen and you'll do the walk on your own merit for free.

Beautiful mini Oasis on top of the saddle between the volcanos.

Amazing views, very steep hike down to an incredible beach!!! The hike up is pretty intense, but worth it!

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27 days ago

Beautiful walk to a amazing waterfall! Worth the quick stop!

The last part of The trail was very washed out and is a serious muddy scramble with the walls of the trail taller than me in some places. The rest of the trail is absolutely stunning. Be aware there is a river crossing and today, after a large rain yesterday, and a large rain about a week ago the shallowest crossing was about knee-deep.

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27 days ago

So beautiful! Nice walk, very touristy, but a must on your list!

Just a mini hike. Cool to see lava rock, but not anything exciting.

This was our third time on this trail and, honestly, it gets easier with each trip. That doesn’t mean that your calves won’t be taut as a guitar string the next day or that you won’t be nursing a scrape or two after slipping on loose gravel. But, you will finish this steep hike with a smile especially if you snorkel in the bay and see a turtle, reef shark and a dazzling array of colorful fish like we did. Also, look to the skies and don’t just rely on the weatherman’s prediction. Had we listened to him, we would have been caught in a torrential downpour which would have made the hike quite dangerous given the exposed rock, loose gravel and steep grade. As it was we benefited from the overcast skies but believed their darker color meant rain so we finished right before the skies opened up. And, of course, bring water. Just remember, though, between the snorkeling that will cause your body to absorb water and the drinking to quench your thirst, you will need to plan on ducking into bushes -unless that’s just because we are in our sixties.

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28 days ago

Easy trail with beautiful foliage and amazing waterfall.

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28 days ago

Not a hike, just a stop, get out and look, but incredibly beautiful!!

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rocky
28 days ago

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28 days ago

Since I was with my kids we Hiked only 2 1/2 miles of the trail. We really liked hiking through forest areas and lava fields. The trail is easy enough for my 8 year old to hike. Great views of Mauna Kea. I will go back and hike the entire trail sometime soon, I’m dying to get to the big cave.

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no shade
rocky
28 days ago

beautiful hike! we did this in the rain, both ways, so honestly the heat and sun were not a problem. the uphill return hike is definitely a pause and rest type of hike. bring water and snacks and a sense of adventure and at the bottom notice that Capn Cook died on St Valentine's Day. lol.

it's a bit dry on a warm day, but the goats are cute, and if you travel further down you get to see historic sights and very few other people.

cool trees to climb and river rocks to jump!

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29 days ago

Not much of a trail. Annoying flies bombarded us the whole time. Beautiful cliffs.

Easy trail for a family with baby. Nice ocean views. Goats are cool.

Beautiful beach and lovely hike. Not secluded by around 11am.

A beautiful coastal hike. Saw many turtles. Fabulous swimming in the lagoon. Secluded beaches when you hike past the campground. Well worth the effort.

This is a great trail! It just reopened (in part) on Feb 15. It takes you right down to the Kilauea Caldera. You still cannot go across the Caldera, but you can get some great views from the ground level.

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1 month ago

Be aware this trail starts on lava field and continues for about 2 1/2 miles until it meets the rain forest for the final mile. Also be aware that the 3 1/2 mile marker ends at a junction that leads another 2 miles to the actual crater. So the actual hike is more like 5 1/2 miles one way to the crater.

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no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful and quiet walk through rain forest close to Kona.

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rocky
1 month ago

Some of the petroglyphs are pretty cool. There are better hikes through lava fields though.

The lava landscape it's pretty tremendous. The crater view is OK.

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no shade
1 month ago

Short walk through a lava field to see the petroglyphs

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