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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park near outriggerkona resort and spa, Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

See Active Eruptions at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Discover the dramatic, rugged, and active landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Island of Hawaii. The national park is home to the active Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, which erupt periodically with glowing lava flows. The youngest and most active volcano on Hawaiʻi, Kīlauea has an active summit caldera with lava lake-style eruptions. The Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa is about 75 miles from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The largest volcano on the planet, Mauna Loa is made up of a summit caldera called Moku‘āweoweo and three rift zones and has not erupted since 1984. Explore the Kahuku Unit, a rolling, pastoral landscape on the slopes of Mauna Loa and a place of dynamic volcanism, natural beauty, and the island's rich ranching heritage.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers several hiking trails, including the Crater Rim Trail that traverses the summit caldera of Kīlauea and offers dramatic views, steam vents, and amazing plant life. The Kahuku Unit offers beautiful day hike trails through old ranches, meadows and lava flows and a pristine rainforest.

Tour the Crater Rim Drive, which passes steam vents and the Jaggar Museum showcasing volcanology exhibits and a viewpoint overlooking Halema'uma'u Crater. Explore the Chain of Craters Road through the coastal region of the park. Hike a coastal trail across lava field to the Puʻuloa Petroglyphs - the largest group of petroglyphs in Hawaii.