Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Off The Beaten Path

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    man petroglyph
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    Sign in visitor's center
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    Is this a turtle?

Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • 1. Devastation Trail & Overlook

    We stopped at the Pu’u Pua’i Overlook & Devastation Trail. There was a picnic table here under shade so we decided to eat our packed lunches. The weather was perfect for a picnic and it turned out to...

  • 2. Halema'uma'u Overlook

    Halema'uma'u changed greatly during the 20th century. In 1924 it was only 1,500 feet in diameter but was filled by a lake of molten lava that bubbled and boiled 2,100 degrees in Fahrenheit. There is...

  • 3. Kipuka

    Something that a lot of people look at, but do not really see, are the untouched lengths of land that were cut off from their normal environment when lava flowed all around them. When lava flows move...

  • 5. Petroglyphs

    I saw the drawings of petroglyphs mounted on the walls of the movie theatre in the Visitor's Center and found them interesting so I decided I wanted to see them...

  • 6. View the lava at night

    During our visit in Sept. 2002, we went to the end of Chain of Craters Road in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park before dawn on two consecutive mornings. The lava...

  • 7. Trails

    Hilina Pali Road leads to Kipuka Nene campground, sweeping vistas of the coast, and several backcountry trails.All overnight backcountry hikers must register at...

  • 8. Feel the heat of Pele's gift of new land

    When was the last time you walked on earth that was only minutes old? Very few visitors who go to the Big Island go out to see and touch the molten rock flowing...

  • 9. Stinky Sulfur pits!

    There is nothing "off the beaten" path, and most of the accessible area is well trodden. Stop along your drive to the volcano site to marvel at the sulfur pits...

  • 10. Madame Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of volcano

    According to Hawaiian legend, Pele's first home was Kauai, the oldest island in the chain, but the goddess of the sea chased Pele from iland until she finally...

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