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ABOUT VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site Volcanoes National Park is home to huge volcanoes, rugged coastline, and epic cloud forests. The park contains many sacred native Hawaiian sites and should be treated with the utmost respect. A unique aspect of Volcanoes is that it is dedicated to preserving native Hawaiian culture by keeping the traditional names of many of its important landmarks. This sets it apart from many other national parks which do not embrace native communities. During your visit to Volcanoes make sure to appreciate the unique cultural significance that this place has. We have linked this site describing the many sacred places on the Big Island so that you can learn more about the importance of the park. Additionally, we suggest that you check out the National Park Service's webpage.

7 Principles of Leave No Trace

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR HIKE

HIKES

All hikes will last approximately two to eight hours each. Depending on distance and the abilities of participants

MEETING YOUR GUIDE

All hikers will meet their guide at the Kilauea Visitor Center. From there you will caravan with your guide to the trailhead.  Your guide will supply you with backpacks, first aid, and extra clothing if necessary. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for you by your guide.

WHAT TO BRING

Athletic clothing, hiking boots or trail runners, sunscreen, a protective hat, and sunglasses. During the winter months, it is wise to bring a jacket because the park is at a higher altitude than much of the island. Additionally, guests should bring three to four quarts of water per participant. Guides will check water at the trailhead.

CONTACT US

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

HI 96718, USA

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