Waimea, Hawaii

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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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  • Hilo, Hawaii

    Swim at Carlsmith Beach

    5.0
    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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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Halema'uma'u Steam Bluff and Sulfur Banks

    4.0
    1.42 mi / 92 ft gain
    Halema'uma'u Steam Bluff and Sulfur Banks Trail is a loop hike that takes you by a hot springs located near Volcano, Hawaii, Hawaii.
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  • 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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  • Pāhoa, Hawaii

    Halema‘uma‘u Trail

    3.5
    0.92 mi / 36 ft gain
    Everyone knows that Hawaii was formed from a series of volcanoes over millions of years. But did you know that you can experience one of them up close? Well, as close as you can while staying safe, obviously. The Halema'uma'u Crater has been active since 2008 when the vent first erupted. Since t...
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