Chain of Craters Road is a 19-mile (31 km) long winding paved road through the East Rift and coastal area of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the island of Hawaii, in the state of Hawaii, United States. The original road, built in 1928, connected Crater Rim Drive to Makaopuhi Crater. The road was lengthened to reach the tiny town of Kalapana in 1959. As of 2018, the road has had parts covered by lava in 41 of the past 53 years, due to eruptions of Kīlauea volcano.Plan your Chain of Craters Rd visit and explore what else you can see and do in Volcano using our Volcano trip builder app.
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It was amazing to see how man is insignificant to the power of nature. We were in awe of the beauty and destruction that resulted from the 2018 lava flow. It was an easy drive, but might be kind... more »
It was the third time we visited the Volcanos National Parc. Everytime we rediscovered the unique landscape of amazing frozen lava, craters and lava tube. Very impressed by the lava field covering... more »
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