The Incredible Hike In Hawaii That Will Lead You Straight To Flowing Lava
Kilauea Volcano, found within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island, is not only the youngest shield volcano in the state, but one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The volcano is also experiencing one of the most long-lived eruptions known to man – the eruption began in 1983 on the eastern rift zone, and continues to this day. And while witnessing the fiery light of Kilauea caldera or watching lava pour into the sea on a boat tour, there is an incredible hike that leads you on a journey across the Kalapana lava fields straight to flowing lava.
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The flow depends on the day – so check out the National Park Service’s website for up to date information about the lava flow. Some days will obviously be more worth it than others depending on the level of lava flowing across lava fields – or into the ocean.
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
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