Kalapana Lava Viewing Area

Kalapana Lava Viewing Area
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Address 12-4906 Kaimu-Chain of Craters Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778
A place to come and view the lava, when it's flowing.

• General: Cost: Free • General: Photo Opportunity • Hiking: Hiking • Hiking: Kid Friendly • Hiking: Length: 0-1 Miles
• Hiking: Level: Easy • Hiking: Out & Back Trail • Sightseeing: Great Views • Sightseeing: Volcano / Lava Flow

The Kalapana Viewing Area is located just outside of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at the end of Hwy 130. It is a viewing section overlooking the Kalapana flow from a distance. It's managed by Hawaii County (not the National Parks Service). There is no charge to enter and watch the flow from the viewing area. If you want a closer viewing of the Kalapana Lava Flow, you can make the 10-mile roundtrip hike from the end of Chain of Craters Road in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (There's a fee of $20 per car to enter). Evening viewing hours are from 4 PM to 10 PM. Cars will not be admitted in after 8 pm. For information on current viewing conditions, Call 808-961-8093 for updates.