Distance: 37 miles (50 minutes drive) from Hedonisia, 32.5 miles from Pahoa
When is it open: 24 hours, including holidays!
Admission fee: Varies. $25 for a single vehicle. $12 for individuals. Click to learn more.
The Volcano National Park is located on the big island of Hawaii. It encompasses 333,000 acres from the summit of Maunaloa to the sea. Inside the park is more than 100 miles of hiking trails that take you through old lava tubes, rainforests, volcanic craters, scalded deserts and more!
Inside the park is Kīlauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It produces more than 250,000 cubic yards of lava every day. As of January 1993, more than 491 acres of new land have been created in Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano has many attractions including the Thurston’s Lava Tube, a half mile hiking trail where you discover the lush forests and prehistoric cavelike lava tube.
The Volcano National Park is the most visited attraction in Hawaii making it a must see if you’re ever on the big island!
The park is very accessible by car. You can drive around the crater rim that takes you around the Kilauea Crater. The road drives past many scenic points and volcanic craters all the way down to the ocean.
Overnight camping is also a possibility in the park’s two separate campgrounds.