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The Best Chillin in Volcano

Looking for the best chillin in Volcano? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Volcano. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top chillin spots in and near Volcano

  • Mountain View, Hawaii

    Drive Chain of Craters Road

    5.0
    37.6 mi
    Starting at the Kilauea Visitor Center, this 18.8 mile drive begins its 3,700 foot elevation change by meandering through the rainforest. Follow signs from the visitor center (near the entrance of the park) to Crater Rim Drive. Chain of Craters Road begins off of Crater Rim Drive, 3.3 miles south...
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  • 12-7194 Kalapana - Kapoho Road, Hawaii

    Swim at Kehena Black Sand Beach

    5.0
    This beach lives up to Hawaii’s stunning fame. You can park in the curved area that is set away from the road, or along the street. Follow the little signs down the trail to the beach. It’s a bit of a scamper down some lava rocks to get there, so be careful.  A highlight of this beach is that it ...
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  • Rainbow Falls, Hawaii

    Explore Rainbow Falls

    5.0
    0.1 mi / 0 ft gain
    Rainbow Falls is a gorgeous and easily accessible pull-off from Highway 11. This is not really a hike - just a short walk from the parking lot to a gorgeous 80 foot waterfall (making this fun for all ages!). Hit up Cafe Pesto in Hilo for a meal after.  If you want to learn about the mythology sur...
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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Run at Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens

    1 mi
    Within walking distance of downtown Hilo, jog around Liliʻuokalani Park and Gardens for beautiful views of Mauna Kea, the Pacific, and Eastern art! A loop around the park, including Coconut Island, is approximately 1 mile. On your jog, you will see lots of people walking and running in addition t...
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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Swim at Carlsmith Beach

    A beautiful beach for swimming less than 10 minutes from downtown Hilo! Because Hilo is more rocky and jungly than the western side of the island, this beach is more of a swimming hole than a traditional beach. Carlsmith is also frequented by big turtles (like the ones in Finding Nemo!), but plea...
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  • Hawaii County, Hawaii

    Catch a Sunset and Stargaze at Mauna Kea's Summit

    4.6
    While you can drive right to the summit of Mauna Kea on the 14 mile access road, the last 7 miles are on a very bumpy dirt road, so make sure your vehicle has plenty of clearance and good tires. All wheel drive will help a lot.The drive up is amazing itself. Usually there is some fog lingering ar...
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  • Captain Cook, Hawaii

    Snorkel at the City of Refuge

    4.9
    The city of refuge takes its name from the safe haven where defeated warriors and sacred lawbreakers would find sanctuary. The direction the bay faces protects it from most swells that hit the big island, making the calm water a great place to dive! The water stays shallow, around 10 feet deep be...
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  • Mountain View, Hawaii

    Hike to Papakōlea Green Sand Beach

    4.9
    Papakolea Beach aka Green Sand Beach is situated in a bay cut into a side of a cinder cone that erupted thousands of years ago. The green sand is created by a silicate deposit (mineral deposit) of lava called, which stays on this beach because it is heavier than the other, lighter components of t...
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  • Captain Cook, Hawaii

    Snorkel Two Step Beach

    5.0
    Finding the location is fairly simple. If you are just going to snorkel and relax you don't need to go into Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Park. Instead park just outside of it and facing the entrance of the park you will walk down a one way street on the right. You can attempt to park down the on...
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