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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park protects the unique landscapes from the most remote USA state, Hawai’i. The national park is located on Big Island and it includes two of the most active volcanoes in the world: Kīlauea and Mauna Loa.
More details about Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in the following National Geographic article.
Hawaii Belt Road
Steaming Bluff Overlook / SteamVents
After leaving Kīlauea Visitor Center, 0.8 miles ahead on the left are the Steam Vents. Ground water seeps down to the hot volcanic rocks in this area and returns to the surface as steam. The area between the caldera’s edge and outer cliffs of Kīlauea Caldera is a treeless plain. The ground just a few feet down is so hot that tree roots can not survive. Only shallow-rooted grasses and plants grow here.
Crater Rim Drive
Kilauea Iki Crater
Enjoy a stroll on a paved path through a starkly beautiful recovering landscape that was buried by falling cinder from the spectacular lava fountains of the Kīlauea Iki eruption in 1959.
Muliwai a Pele viewpoint
Holei Sea Arch
Mauna Loa Lookout
Kaimu Chain of Craters Road → Emergency evacuation road
Over time, many volcanic eruptions have occurred and the lava has constantly flooded the picturesque Chain of Craters Road. Currently, the road has 30km/18miles in length that stretches from Lua Manu Crater (Kīlauea Caldera) to Hōlei Sea Arch.
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