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Thurston Lava Tube Trail

Pāhoa, Hawaii

based on 2 reviews



0.46 miles

Elevation Gain

66 ft

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Thurston Lava Tube Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pahala, Hawaii, Hawaii.
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Thurston Lava Tube Trail Reviews

Short hike through some lush forest and then into a lava tube. Great hike for kids or those not able to hike some of the longer trails. The lava tube has some built-in lighting so headlamps aren’t necessary but some may prefer to wear them. There’s not a lot of parking along the road for it but you can park at the Kilauea Iki Overlook (if that’s not also full) and walk along the Crater Rim Trail, it adds a ¼ mile or less but you get some great vistas along the way.

The further you go, the darker it gets. Wild to think that molting lava flowed through there at one point in time

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