Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sunday Travel Photo #72: Hawaii Volcano National Park

Night view of Kilauea Volcano.  Hawaii Volcano National Park.  Big Island.  Hawaii.  June 2014.

Overview Of The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii

The Hawaii Volcanos National Park is situated 30 miles southwest from Hilo. It was established in 1916 and the park area is about 333,000 acres from the peak of Maunaloa to the sea. Here in the park you can enjoy 150 miles long trails through scalding deserts, volcanic craters, and rainforest. You can also see a museum, a walk in a lava tube and petroglyphs. There are two active volcanoes: Kilauea and Maunaloa. The park is a part of World Heritage Site.

Top Attractions

Kilauea Volcano 
Kilauea Volcano is  the only drive-in volcano in the world. At present, this massive volcano provides 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava each day. The volcano goddess which is popularly known as Pele situated here. The present eruption may possibly continue another 100 years or more, but the Pele can not be predicted.  One of the main causes to visit  Kilauea Volcano is the opportunity to view the blistering lava passes to meet the sea.

Crater Rim Drive
Crater Rim Drive is the 10.6 mile driveway that circles around Kilauea Caldera. Traveling  around this loop will get you to the park's main sights:  Jaggar Museum, Devastation Trail, Halemaumau Crater, Thurston Lava Tube and the Kilauea Iki Crater Overlook.

Thomas A. Jaggar Museum
Thomas A. Jaggar has developed the Volcanology research in Kilauea. Right here you will see maps, geologic displays, and videos about the research of volcanoes.

Thurston Lava Tube (Nahuku)
It is a lava cave which is 500 years old. The cave was formed due to an underground  channel of molten lava just drained from cooled wall surfaces and creating a big hollow chamber. At the end side of the tube, a tropical rainforest is waiting for you.

Chain of Craters Road
Chain of Craters Road  is 3,700 foot  driveway and ultimately it's finishes  where a flow of lava has actually surpassed the road.

Halemaumau Crater
It is generally recognized as the house of the Pele. The Halemaumau Crater is the Goddess of Volcanoes.  In the year of 1967,  Halemaumau Crater was filled up with lava that gradually drained away.

How to get to The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a 45-minute long driveway alongside the Highway 11 from the Hilo.

"Like all great travelers,  I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."  -Benjamin Disraeli


  1. Hawaii is a very nice country. this country are also very popular for visitor. It's have more nice place. Hawaii Volcano is very and more very oldest place. it established on 1916. now there have a national park. we need to visit on there. thank you for share this place and give us information.

  2. It was absolutely beautiful watching the red glow of lava when the skies are dark. Dress warm and get there early to see this magnificent glow. The steam vents are pretty cool too.

  3. It's look very beautiful if it is cool. it is very old Volcano. nice place of it.

  4. I would like to visit the Hawaii Volcano National Park !!!

  5. You have wonderful collection it is a nice of them. It is a good place for visit.

  6. One of Volcanoes is stand of life on Hawaii. It is stand on National Park of Hawaii. It is more and more oldest who life already.

  7. What a amazing aria. It is very nice looking. God creation is really unexplained. It is looking always fine. It is really great.

  8. Through the process of shield-building volcanism, the park's landscape is one of relatively constant, dynamic change.

  9. Founded in 1916, the Park encompasses 333,000 acres from the peak of Maunaloa to the sea. Here you'll regard as live thing 150 miles of hiking trails through volcanic craters, scalded deserts and rainforests as nimbly as a museum, petroglyphs,

  10. its a mini hell fire as far as i care....its very dangerous.

  11. Me ya sa {asar Amirka son m wuraren zama. Ziyartar volcanoes ne mai hadarin gaske da ni , da mafi alhẽri to watch shi a talabijin .