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Kaumana Caves Park

Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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“lava tube” (64 reviews)
“sturdy shoes” (12 reviews)
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Kaumana Drive, Mile Marker 4, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"bring a flashlight"
in 17 reviews
"lava tube"
in 64 reviews
"sturdy shoes"
in 12 reviews
"head lamp"
in 8 reviews
"steep steps"
in 7 reviews
"flash light"
in 6 reviews
"knee pads"
in 4 reviews
"cave experience"
in 3 reviews
"bring strong"
in 3 reviews
"hands and knees"
in 3 reviews
"proper footwear"
in 4 reviews
"water dripping"
in 3 reviews
"low ceilings"
in 3 reviews
"sharp lava"
in 4 reviews
"extra batteries"
in 3 reviews
"total darkness"
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"at your own risk"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not wired for illumination, dripping roots in the caves when it rains. Excellent example of lava tube formation. Although lava tubes are common on the big island, this one is conveniently located in a little park just a few miles up the road from Hilo...More

Thank Cleo L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure you have good shoes to do this adventurous outing, the stairs down are unsteady , the path has rocks that is narrow but once you enter the two caves , the sight is rewarding however bringing a light would help. There is parking...More

1  Thank Lakecomo15
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Go here to check out as much lava tube as you can handle - miles of it. These tubes are free to explore as you like and are in good condition with much less vandalism than one would see on the mainland. Bring flashlights, wear...More

1  Thank canea
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The caves are amazing with lots of different formations. I would recommend walking shoes and a headlamp but we made it through with our phone lights. It is not lighted and pretty uneven so not great for young children or older people. A really neat...More

2  Thank Alisha H
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

I didn’t go deep into the caves, but it was still neat to climb in just walk in a little way. This is actually a lava tube. It is a little drive outside of Hilo on a twisty road. There is a small parking lot...More

Thank tshep42
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We went to the Kaumana caves as a little "side adventure" to kill a couple of free hours we had. I turned out to be a highlight of our trip because they were so cool. These caves were formed in 1881 during the Mauna Loa...More

Thank Lacy M
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Bring a light though. Of course, uneven, wet footing, and once you go in a little ways it's hard to see. Bring a nice light, not that you'll get lost, but to help see the footing.

Thank agolddog
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

OK, the cave itself was as people have said: very dark, very difficult to get your footing. We also had someone stumble and get a little banged up. Even if it were bright light, the rocks would be treacherous; with no light, it's practically assured...More

Thank floridalibn
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Down a steep set of steps there are two cave entrances, one to the left and one to the right. Both require a flashlight (or two) and no fear of small and dark places! We only ventured in a little way as it is pitch...More

1  Thank TheGupsters
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Was ok and interesting to see. Definitely need sturdy shoes and a torch as no lights and slippery surfaces

Thank Andrew P
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Debbie T
4 November 2017|
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Response from George W | Reviewed this property |
I do not think there are any busses that run there specifically. You might be able to find a city bus that passes close by or like others have said uber/lyft.
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Janet B
29 June 2017|
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Response from Josh W | Reviewed this property |
I personally only spent a half hour as well.
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Vanstays
31 January 2016|
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Response from WaOz1 | Reviewed this property |
No Sulfur smell. Very humid. My husband has asthma and he did great in the tubes. He did admit that the further back he went, he really could feel the "thick" air, but he had no adverse effects.
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