Few visitors are familiar with this 116,000-acre portion of the national park, some 24 miles from the Kilauea Visitor Center and accessible only since 2009. But if your timing is right—it’s open just 3 days a week—you can hike through forest and fields that include a cinder cone, tree molds from an 1866 lava flow, and ranch-era relics. Rangers also frequently lead free hikes; check the online schedule. Note: There are restrooms but no drinking water.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
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Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Mountain side of Hwy 11, between mile markers 70 and 71, Pahala
Our Rating Hours Sat–Sun 9am–3pm Phone 808/985-6000 Web site Kahuku Unit, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Other Free admission
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