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Hike to See Lava in Hawaii

Current Lava Hike Update - Lava is red hot at the middle east rift zone, the Pu`u `O`o vent continued feeding the Kahauale`a 2 lava flow whose distal end remained active and advancing very slowly to the northeast while burning forest. More info availabe on current Kilauea Volcano updates on Hawaii Volcanoes National Parks USGS website.

Extreme Lava Hikes offer Great Surface lava flow action right now, safely get a personal up close view of lava. How close, as close as your body can handle? If you can’t feel the heat you weren’t close enough.
Recent photo updates available here

Lava Hike Adventure to see Lava in Hawaii below

General Information
Schedule: Hawaii lava hikes depart daily.
Tour Rating: Advanced; guests need to be at least 8 years old and in great physical condition.
We Provide: Walking sticks, Bottled water, Hawaii Lava Tour from local lava Guide highlighting Kilauea Volcano, Plant Life and Geological features.
Prices: Adult $175.00. Child (8-15): $150.00 taxes included
Group Size:Multiple guides available can assist tours of any size. Generally under 10 per guide
Restrictions: Guests need to be able to hike on uneven rocky terrain for an extended amount of time.
What to Bring & Wear: Comfortable walking shoes(sneakers or hiking boots), long pants or shorts, a sleeved shirt, light jacket, rain poncho, gloves.
Active Lava Hikes at this time are an moderate-advanced hike over rough lava terrain, muddy jungle conditions, over lava cracks, under fallen trees, and includes hiking up steep trail grades. We do not recommend this tour for children under 8 years of age, those with recent leg or foot injuries, or any other health problems that may be aggrevated by a rigorous hiking please consult your doctor before booking. Our lava hikes cover a vast amount of terrain anywhere from 6-8 milesper trip, call for recent conditions.
Lava Hikes walk you to See Lava on the Big Island of Hawaii flowing from Volcano Kilauea.
Full Description
Lava Hikes Walk you to See Lava flowing across the land

Lava Hiking Tours walk you up close to the molten lava!

Join us on the Big Islands real lava adventure hike to visit Madame Pele’s rivers of fire. Walk over recent lava flows and feel the heat as our volcano guides lead you to experience the ever changing lava flows from the Kilauea Volcano. Feel the heat under your feet, hear the crackling of the lava while keeping an eye out for surface outbreaks. This is an experience you don’t want to miss!

Lava is a natural event and can start and stop without warning. Our lava tours access private lands to bring you as close as possible to the current front of the most recent lava flows or you can choose to upgrade to our Volcano Boat Tours as well.

Lava Ocean Adventures, LLC
14-3782 Pohoiki Rd. PahoaHI96778 USA 
 • 808-966-4200

4 Responses to Hike to See Lava in Hawaii

  1. randy gay

    I am very interested in doing this hike. I would like to know if we are near the flow in the early evening / late afternoon – making it easier to see and photograph the hot lava?

    I will be on the big island in late March of 2012.

  2. Lynn

    Given the length of time it’s taken for this march eruption to get so close to the ocean— about how long would it be yet before it actually enters the ocean?

  3. Shane

    There is no way to predict the ocean entry of the lava its up to Pele the volcano Goddess!!! If she tells you please let me know too…

  4. kay

    I just did the hike and would recommend the 4am hike if you can wake up that early. A little scarier walking out in the dark, but as long as you’re careful and don’t rush, you’ll be fine. Helicopters start around 8am and are really loud and annoying. If you go at 4, you will also get a nice view of the sunrise. Harder to see the glow of the lava the sunnier it is.

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