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If you’re looking for a volcano vacation in the United States, then Hawaii can make for a perfect trip!

On the Big Island, you can go to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road. How much time. Day trip from Kona or from Hilo possible. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road. How much time. Day trip from Kona or from Hilo possible. national park with volcano. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to 2 volcanoes that are considered to be among the world’s most active volcanoes: Kilauea and Mauna Loa.

 

 

Where can you see active lava flows in Hawaii?

Out of all the Hawaiian islands, including the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai, the Big Island is known as THE island to visit in Hawaii if you want a chance to see active molten lava (aka the red stuff). 

But, this isn’t always guaranteed.

The Kilauea volcano on the Big Island had been erupting continuously for over 30 years, making it a top spot for a chance to see active lava flows. 

But then, in 2018, that stopped. And it stopped for over 2 years. That means that during that time there was no chance to see active lava.

 

Where to see lava in Hawaii volcanoes national park? Hawaii national park travel blog

 

According to the National Park Service:

Beginning in May, 2018, the lava lake that existed inside Halemaumau crater disappeared and lava flows from Puu oo crater have ceased. There is no molten lava or lava glow to see anywhere in or out of the park.

 

Then, in December 2020, lava started visibly flowing again. See the video below that was posted to twitter by the US Geological Survey.

 

 

 

So, will you be able to see active lava during your Hawaii trip in 2021?! There’s no certain way to know! 

You can see the most updated info here on whether or not you can see lava now.

 

That said…

If you’ve never been to the Big Island, I think Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (and the Big Island!) is still worth a visit even if there’s no chance of seeing the active lava!

There is still TONS of old hardened lava to be seen all across the park. (And there are even more old lava flows to be seen around the Big Island.) 

As you’re driving through the national park, you see the result of volcanic activity in the way of lava that flowed throughout the area.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

There are also many areas that you can very distinctly see the different lava flows that came through based on the different shades of color. You can see this kind of thing as you’re driving through the national park.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava flows. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava flows. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving to see lava flows. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

And now…

Tips for planning your time in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road. How much time. Day trip from Kona or from Hilo possible. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

How much does it cost to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?

There is an entry fee to visit this national park. The fee for 2021 is $30 per vehicle, and this pass lasts for 7 days. You can check current prices here.

If you plan to visit the national historical park on the Big Island (which is right next to a top Kona snorkeling spot), then you may also consider getting the Hawaii national park pass. This will cover you for both national park sites.

You may also consider getting the Hawaii national park pass if you will be visiting the national park on Maui within a year as well. It covers that park too! It’s an annual pass so it will last for one year.

And, if you plan on visiting more U.S. national parks around the country within a year, then there is also the America the Beautiful national park pass. This is also an annual pass.

You can buy any of the passes when you enter the park.

 

 

Make your first stop the Kilauea Visitor Center

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea Visitor Center. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

Once you enter the national park, you can get an updated map that will make navigating the national park feel a lot easier too!

This is also a good way to find out what’s currently open and closed since the 2018 volcano eruption impacted many national park activities. Some sites remain closed even in 2020 (some are permanently closed), and being in the area of active volcanoes, there could also be more disruptions.

And, you can learn a few things about volcanoes in Hawaii at the visitor’s center too.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea Visitor Center. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

The 2 roads to know: Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road

There are 2 main roads to know about within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park:

Crater Rim Drive is closest to the visitor center, and there are a few things you can do within walking distance, spending about an hour or so.

Then you can drive a little further to do a few more things on Crater Rim Drive. The amount of time can vary based on what you want to do from 30 minutes to several hours.

Then, once you’ve finished up on Crater Rim Drive, you can keep driving further, making your way onto Chain of Craters Road. This is where you will start driving across lava fields! This is an out-and-back road. Driving straight through from the Kilauea Visitor Center to the end of Chain of Craters Road without stopping would be around 40 minutes. 

 

 

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Now…

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

aka ideas for your Hawaii Volcanoes itinerary!

 

Stops to make on the drive through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

 

 

Starting off on Crater Rim Drive

 

1. Sulphur Banks Trail

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Sulphur Banks Trail on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

There’s a short trail (0.3 miles) that will take you past sulphur banks.

 

The National Park Service says this is where you’ll see:

Volcanic gases deposited colorful sulphur crystals and other minerals along this paved trail and boardwalk.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Sulphur Banks Trail on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

See more about this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park activity: Sulphur Banks Trail

 

 

2. Steam vents

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: see steam vents on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

There’s another short trail (0.4 miles) that will take you past steam vents.

These aren’t the only places you can see steam vents though!

 

 

3. Crater Rim Trail

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Crater Rim Trail walk on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

Then you can continue on to part of the crater rim trail where you can find overlooks to see the Kilauea Caldera and Halemaumau Crater.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Crater Rim Trail walk on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Crater Rim Trail walk on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Crater Rim Trail walk on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

There are a number of overlooks. Once you feel like you’ve gotten a good glimpse of the caldera and crater, you can head back towards your car.

 

 

4. Volcano House

Well, Volcano House is actually a place to stay that’s located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 

There’s also a restaurant here that you can go to even if you’re not staying here. (Food options are limited around the national park, so be sure to pack snacks and water accordingly!)

And aside from that, there’s a paved path that runs behind Volcano House open to the public. 

You can get views of the massive Halemaumau Crater from the trail!

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Halemaumau Trail overlook near Volcano House on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog
It looks more impressive in person! All the things on this page are more impressive in person!

 

Volcano House is located near the visitor center so you can walk to it from there.

 

So those are the quick stops on Crater Rim Drive.

If you have an hour, you can comfortably walk the sulfur banks trail, steam vent trail, and the part of the crater rim trail that allows you to see the caldera and crater. You can walk it as a loop from the visitor center, or there is a parking lot closer to the sulphur banks and steam vents.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Trails near kilauea visitor center on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

5. Halemaumau Trail

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Halemaumau Trail on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

So you saw the Halemaumau Crater and Kilauea Caldera from above at the overlooks.

Now you can head down and see the caldera from ground level!

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Halemaumau Trail on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

As soon as you reach the caldera floor, you’ll turn back around.

To do the Halemaumau Trail, you’ll want to give yourself 1-1.5 hours. You go DOWN to get to the floor, which means it’s a trail that goes UP too. 

If you want to do this trail, you can add it onto the loop with the quick stops before you head back to the visitor center parking lot. The start of the trail is near the visitor’s center, as well as near the Volcano House hotel and restaurant.

 

So basically, you can walk: visitor center > sulfur banks > steam banks > crater rim trail overlooks > halemaumau trail > visitor center

 

And then you can get back in your car and drive along…

 

6. Kilauea Iki Trail

There’s a parking lot for the Kilauea iki trail.

Within 5 minutes or so of being on this trail, you will come across a couple of overlooks to be able to see the Kilauea iki crater from above.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea iki trail on Crater Rim Drive - best hike in hawaii volcanoes national park. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

If you just come here for the overlook, this can be a quick stop. After you see the crater, you can head back to the parking lot to continue your drive through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

It’s also possible to walk further on this trail, all the way down to the crater floor. You will be hiking across a former lava hike!

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea iki trail on Crater Rim Drive - best hike in hawaii volcanoes national park. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

The hike from the parking lot to the crater floor one way might take around 15-20 minutes. (It’ll probably take longer on the way back since you’ll now be going uphill.)

You can head back once you reach the crater floor.

Or, you can walk all the way across the Kilauea iki crater!

You can see more of the power of the volcano up close with the ground broken up with a walk across the crater floor too.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea iki trail on Crater Rim Drive - best hike in hawaii volcanoes national park. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kilauea iki trail on Crater Rim Drive - best hike in hawaii volcanoes national park. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

You’ll want to give yourself a couple of hours if you want to do the whole trail.

See more about this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park activity: Kilauea Iki Trail

 

 

7. Nahuku Thurston lava tube

This was closed during my visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in September 2019 because of the Kilauea eruption, so I wasn’t able to visit.

But it seems that it has since opened back up! If you have never been in a lava tube, it’s definitely worth a stop!

If you like lava tubes, there’s another worthy lava tube on the Big Island near Hilo, where you can make it a lava tube cave hike! You may also consider doing a cave crawl on the southern part of the Big Island to both learn about the volcano history on the Big Island and to crawl through a cave where lava used to flow through!

 

 

8. Devastation Trail

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Devastation Trail on Crater Rim Drive. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

Moving along on Crater Rim Drive, you can then next drive to Devastation Trail.

 

The national parks says this the Devastation Trail shows:

A landscape buried in cinders from the 1959 Kilauea Iki lava found eruption.

 

This is about a one mile out-and-back trail.

Devastation Trail: See more about this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park activity.

 

 

And those are the top highlights of stops along Crater Rim Drive!

 

Now moving on to Chain of Craters Road

This is the road that you’ll start heading to the coast and driving through vast lava fields! Be sure to get out of the car and walk across the lava fields at some point! 

The next things on the list are more specifically what you can do on Chain of Craters Road.

 

 

9. Lua Manu Crater

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Lua Manu pit crater on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

There will actually be a number of stops you can make along the way, with pit craters and signs indicating the different lava flows of that specific area.

Lua Manu will be among the first you’ll see so you may be excited to get out and check it out! There are lava flows across the road too. 

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Lava flows near Lua Manu pit crater on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

10. Mauna Ulu Trail

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Mauna Ulu eruption trail hike across lava flows on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

According to the National Park Service:

Experience a lava landscape from the 1969-1974 Mauna Ulu flow.

Walk by lava tree molds and climb 210 feet (64m) to the top of a forested cinder cone.

You’ll want to give yourself 2-3 hours to do the full trail.

 

 

11. Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu

Lava flows!
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Mau loa o mauna ulu lava flows on Chain of Craters Road stop. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Mau loa o mauna ulu lava flows on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

12. Muliwai a Pele

More lava flows!
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Muliwai a pele lava flows on Chain of Craters Road stop. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Muliwai a pele lava flows on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

13. Kealakomo Overlook

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Kealakomo overlook on Chain of Craters Road stop. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

This is a scenic overlook with grand views of the ocean. There’s also a picnic area here. 

 

 

14. Alanui Kahiko

aka Old Chain of Craters Road

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: alanui kahiko on old chain of craters road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

You can see Old Chain of Craters Road. 

This is the “old” road because it was covered by lava.

Stop here so you can see these old lava flows across the road!

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: alanui kahiko on old chain of craters road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

See more about this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park activity: Old Chain of Craters Road

 

 

14. Holei Pali

More lava flows!
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Holei pali lava flows on Chain of Craters Road stop. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Holei pali lava flows on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Holei pali lava flows on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog
Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Holei pali lava flows on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

16. Puu Loa Petroglyphs

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: puu loa petroglyphs trail on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

There is a trail towards the end of Chain of Craters Road that will take you across what’s said to be the largest field of petroglyphs in Hawaii.

 

According to the National Park Service:

This coastal trail traverses a 500-550 year old lava field to one of Hawaii’s most extensive petroglyph fields.

A site that has approximately 23,000 petroglyphs, many viewable at a boardwalk constructed for this purpose.

The petroglyphs have been carved into the thin, fragile crust of lava flow.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: puu loa petroglyphs trail on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: puu loa petroglyphs trail on Chain of Craters Road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

See more about this Hawaii Volcanoes National Park activity: Puu Loa Petroglyphs

Also have a look at where to see more petroglyphs in Hawaii: Where to see petroglyphs in Lanai Hawaii

 

 

17. Holei Sea Arch

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Holei sea arch on chain of craters road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

This lava rock formation is at the end of Chain of Craters Road.

See it before it gets destroyed by nature! (aka from the waves crashing against it!)

On Maui, there was a famous rock creation that got destroyed by nature in early 2020, and it could be only a matter of time before the same happens to the Holei Sea Arch!

The observation area for the sea arch has even been moved recently, and this is another indication of how vulnerable of an area this is!

 

And that marks the end of the road as far as you can drive in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!

From here, you’ll turn back around and drive back the way you came. 

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: end of chain of craters road. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

If you don’t have as much time, you might consider driving to nearly the end of the road, and then making stops on the way back so you can be a better judge of time.

Similarly, if you’re not sure if you want to do the full Kilauea Iki Trail or if you want to just stop at the overlook, you might save this for the way back and decide which to do based on the time you have left.

 

 

PLUS… More things to do in other parts of the national park

 

Tree molds

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Tree molds. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

This is located just across the street from the main part of the national park. (There is no entry fee station here.) You can see the result of lava flowing onto trees by seeing tree molds and lava trees. (You can also find lava trees in Puna.)

 

 

Mauna Loa

And then just down the road, you can drive up another volcano. (Once again, there is no entry fee station.) This landscape (at least on this side) won’t be as dramatic as what you can see on Crater Rim Drive or Chain of Craters Road, but Mauna Loa is considered the “largest active volcano” in the world. You’ll drive up a one lane road which will take you to a trailhead.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Mauna Loa drive to see lava flows. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

This is the start of a multi-day backpacking trail. You can also hike part of this by making it an out-and-back day hike or 1-2 hour hike.

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Mauna Loa trail. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

And apparently, you can also access a great (but challenging) Mauna Loa day hike from Saddle Road. This access road is in a completely different area than Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. And from this side you can see more of the dramatic volcanic landscape.

 

 

And finally…

Watch out for NENE!!

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Where to see nene on the Big Island. Hawaiian geese. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Where to see nene on the Big Island. Hawaiian geese. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Where to see nene on the Big Island. Hawaiian geese. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Where to see nene on the Big Island. Hawaiian geese. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

Now…

How much time do you need in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park?!

Many people do a one day trip to the national park and feel good about it.

So it’s reasonable to spend just one day in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

But depending on your interests, it can also be reasonable to spend at least an overnight in or near the park to give yourself 2-3 days! 

And, the Puna coast is also nearby where there might be a few more things you want to check out! (scenic drive + black sand beaches!)

And be sure to see the things to do along the way from Kona to the national park! (aka reasons to not make it a day trip!)

 

Things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes national park: How much time do you need? One day, or 2-3 days? Day trip from Kona? Or from Hilo cruise port? Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

Are you taking a Hawaii cruise to the Big Island?! See things to do near Hilo cruise port.

 

 

Places to stay near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

If there’s a lot that interests you in and around the park, then there are places to stay around the national park. 

Once again, there’s Volcano House inside the park. 

Outside of the national park, there are also a few places to stay that are around a 10 minute drive of the park in Volcano village:

Links lead to partner website, and you can check for prices, photos, and reviews.

If you’re traveling alone, then also see Holoholo-in dorm beds on airbnb, also within a 10 minute drive. If you haven’t used airbnb before, sign up through my referral link and you can get a discount, I’ve seen up to $55.

And if you don’t mind about an hour’s drive from the national park, you can stay in a place that’s surrounded by lava fields – this cabin on the Puna coast!

 

Places to stay near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: puna lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

And that’s a bit about spending your time in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park!

 

For more volcano exploration around the Big Island…

Volcano activities to do on the Big Island of Hawaii - Things to do in Hawaii for a volcano vacation. Big Island Hawaii travel blog

Volcano activities to do on the Big Island of Hawaii - Things to do in Hawaii for a volcano vacation. Big Island Hawaii travel blog
Vast lava fields can be seen all around the Big Island! Look out your window as you’re flying into Kona airport to see lava fields from above! Flying Southwest Airlines to the Big Island?! Check the tips to get a window seat!

 

 

1. Black sand beaches
Black sand beaches in Hawaii get their black color from volcanic minerals. So to see more impact of volcano activity in Hawaii, you can visit one of the many black sand beaches on the Big Island!
Things to do near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: Black sand beaches in Hawaii. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Things to do near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: Black sand beaches in Hawaii. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Things to do near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: Black sand beach with turtles in Hawaii. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

2. Kaumana Caves lava tube hike
Hike through a cave where lava flowed through!
Things to do near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: Kaumana caves lava tube cave hike. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Things to do near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: Kaumana caves lava tube cave hike. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Things to do near Hawaii Volcanoes national park: Kaumana caves lava tube cave hike. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

3. Makalawena Beach hike
Hike across lava fields to get to a great white sand beach! You can off-road drive to here too.
Things to do on the Big Island for volcano activities: beach hike through lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Things to do on the Big Island for volcano activities: beach hike through lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

Things to do on the Big Island for volcano activities: beach hike through lava fields. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

See the list of more places to see old lava flows on the Big Island!

 

Also be sure to see this one week Big Island itinerary for ideas on how to circle the island so you can see it ALL! (Okay, maybe not all, but you can see a bunch of different parts of the Big Island!)

 

HAPPY VISITING HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK ON THE BIG ISLAND!

 

Best things to do in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Driving Crater Rim Drive and Chain of Craters Road. How much time. Day trip from Kona or from Hilo possible. Big Island Hawaii national park travel blog

 

 

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