Volcano National park is located at 30 mi/48 km in the southwest of Hilo Town in Hawaii. The park was established in 1916 and is a combination of unique ecosystems and diverse environments that range from the sea to the summit of the world's biggest volcano, Mauna Loa, as well as Kilauea which is the world's most active volcano.
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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Devastation Trail, Volcano National Park, Hawaii USA
The park is an international World Heritage site and provides visitors with several exciting hiking opportunities. Devastation trail is an easy paved route of 1 mi/1.6 km long, less than an hour round trip with starting point at the Devastation parking lot on Crater Rim Drive.
Hiking there is an amazing experience because this trail was formed after the Kilauea Iki’s 1959 eruption and you walk through tree molds, cinder outfall and a rainforest trying to recover. Hikers should wear hiking shoes and long pants. Take water and snacks with you, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat because the sun can be very intense.
Due to the unstable terrain conditions, it is recommended, before choosing Devastation Trail, to consult the Volcano National Park website for any park alerts that might prevent you from following this route.
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