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Best trails in Pahoa

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Looking for a great trail near Pahoa, Hawaii? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden or Liliuokalani Garden. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 3 easy trails in Pahoa ranging from 0.6 to 9.5 miles and from 0 to 3,257 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Pahoa
Top trails (6)
#1 - Pu'u Huluhulu via Napau Crater Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
#2 - Halema'uma'u Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 58 m
#3 - Lava Tree Trail
Lava Tree State Monument
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 16 m
#4 - Mauna Ulu Eruption Trail
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 17 m
#5 - Hilina Pali Overlook
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
#6 - Kalapana Lava Viewing [CLOSED]
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. A hike to see lava meeting the ocean. The hike is on a gravel road with little elevation gain/loss. It takes a total of 3 hours at an easy pace to complete it. You can also rent bikes here which makes the journey quicker. The views along the route are of lava fields and ones you reach the end you will have to walk over the lava fields made of lava rock for 5 min to reach the lava viewing area. This viewing spot is far away from the actual action but is still a great lava viewing site. If you want to get closer that this viewing area, you need to take boat ride. It gets a bit chilly with the breeze at night in November. Better at sunset or dawn cause the flowing hot lava will be more noticeably. There is little shade along this lava hike, so plan accordingly.Show more