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Give about 20 min. Take a flashlight and wear hiking boots if you can. Slick rocks to climb over. When you get in 50feet or so look up with your flashlight and it looks like the ceiling is glowing. Banyan tree roots in the cave.
As Volcano National Park was closed during our visit our host in Hilo suggested these lava tubes as an alternative. We had a great time exploring the 2 lava tubes here. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes & bring a torch. It is worthwhile going...More
Interesting free stop in Hilo. Bring head gear lighting because you will need your hands, plus there are other free lava tubs to explore all over the island. Gloves, pants, and good shoes/boots if you plan on going deep inside. Don't leave anything visible in...More
Our helicopter flight over the lava eruption got cancelled because of intense storms in Puna. We were so disappointed, but what can you do? Instead, headlamps in hand, we went to explore the Kaumana Caves. The caves are actually a 25-mile-long lava tube...More
We took our son here as an alternative to exploring the Thurston Lava tube in the park, which was closed at the time we visited the island. Am not a fan of exploring caves or dark places in general, but husband and son loved it....More
This was on my to-do list but I forgot about it until the last minute. Do bring sturdy shoes and a flashlight to make it more comfortable. We did not have either so we just visited the entrance of two two caves. You can climb...More
The Kaumana Caves Park is a great stop for anyone exploring the west side of Hawaii and they have 30-60 minutes to explore. The parking lot is on one side of the highway with about a dozen parking spots for cars. If a couple of...More