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Chain of Craters Road

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park


The Chain of Craters Road is a 19 mile scenic drive in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with spectacular overlooks and otherworldly vistas. Many rank this among the most scenic drives in all of Hawaii. Since it’s initial construction segments of the Chain of Craters Road has been repeatedly buried by lava flows.

The road starts at Crater Rim Drive and winds it way down past the Holei Sea Arch on the coast.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Chain of Craters Road is in the morning to give yourself enough time to drive the road itself while stopping off to see the attractions along the way.

Things to Note

There is no food, drink, or fuel available on the Chain of Craters Road and the only toilets available are of the pit variety.

Chain of Craters Road | Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

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Will Pattiz

Co-founder of More Than Just Parks. Husband. Conservationist. Currently living in NYC.

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