Kaumana Caves Co Park768 Votes
- Address: Mile Marker 4-5 Kaumana Dr, Hilo, HI 96720, United States
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Park, Family And Kids
The main highlight of this park is the lave tube formed by the lava flow from Mauna Loa in 1881. The Kaumana Caves are a part of the 25-mile-long lava tube that runs through Big Island. There is a flight of concrete stairs that take you to the entrance of the caves, from where you can check out some of the most extraordinary lava formations. Some of the lava that cooled down pretty quickly, are still red and this colour, gives you a visual feel of the volcanic liquid. There are vines and roots growing from the ceiling of the caves,that will give you an entirely other-worldly experience of these caves.
Kaumana Caves Co Park Travel Tips
- Make sure that you wear appropriate shoes because the tube is hardened lava making it more than likely to be slippery, especially when wet.
Entrance Ticket Details For Kaumana Caves Co Park
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Kaumana Caves Co Park
- Rent a car.
- Hire a taxi.
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95% of people who visit Hilo include Kaumana Caves Co Park in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
33.33% of people start their Kaumana Caves Co Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kaumana Caves Co Park
94.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kaumana Caves Co Park
Kaumana Caves Co Park Reviews & Ratings
You must come and explore these caves. Be sure to get there early in the morning if you want to avoid the crowds. These are popular with mostly one way in and out. BUT if you rather enter the cave on the left at the base of the stairs at the beginning, you can get out to the other end of it. Easy to walk through it with a couple spots where you need to go over some big rocks and boulders. You can tell that there is another exit at the other end by feeling the breeze hitting your face once you get inside. There are two ways at the end of the cave to make it back to the parking lot. Make sure that you follow the trail to the right. That will take you straight to the starting point. If you follow the trail towards the left, you'll basically go around and enter a neighborhood near the Kaumana Elementary School. Be aware that the trails are overgrown since it is not permitted to exit the cave to the back side. This a small adventure in the dark. Bring a good flash light and mosquito repellent. They are going to attack you if you don't spray some on you there.
I really enjoyed the cave. It was rainy, dark and fun. I highly recommend having good shoes and a flashlight. It's easy to find, there's plenty of parking, on site bathrooms, it's free and it's fun. Be careful. The cave is dark, the rocks are hard and sharp.
Great lava tube experience. You are completely on your own here. Bring a light and be prepared to crawl. It is VERY humid inside and you will sweat once you start exerting yourself. Keep in mind the tunnels go very far .
Great cave! Lush green on the outside. Dark on the inside! Need a flashlight. You must watch your footing! So many variations of rock. Almost a grotto with water dripping everywhere.
Excellent caves. It's a steep Cement staircase, hold the railings as you go down. The cave on the left as you go down is smaller, bit if you take a flashlight, try and reach the ledge that splits the cave in 2. The cave to the right as you go down, is much bigger, but you still need a torch if you are going through the entrance. Spectacular spot. There's a restroom and picnic tables at the top provided by the Lions Club. We spent about 1 hour here in total. You can get some amazing photos from inside the cave. Be careful, the rocks are loose and slippery, so good shoes are a must.