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Kaumana Caves Park

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Kaumana Caves Park

363 Reviews
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Zamamama wrote a review Dec 2020
Seaside, California45 contributions33 helpful votes
We stopped to check this place out on our way to Hilo. I highly recommend a wearing tennis shoes and have a flashlight handy. It's pretty dark and damp but interesting to see where lave had once flowed through this cave. Great experience.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Sam S. wrote a review Dec 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I fell while in the caves, because I have bad balance, and got a couple big scratches. Not anyone's fault, but keep safety in mind while in the caves. It is very dark, so bring a flashlight!
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Date of experience: November 2020
TravelingFam wrote a review Nov 2020
Omaha, Nebraska490 contributions47 helpful votes
We stopped to check out and spent 30 min here. Have a phone/ flash light. Self guided tour. No costs. Has restroom. And pavilion for snack. Go down steep steps and to your right for longer tube. Go further than your first obstacle. Duck down and it opens to second one. Uneven footing so be cautious. No lights or railings after stairs. Great adventure! We walked 10 min and never had it too tight or couldn’t stand upright other than transition into 2nd section. Goes 2 miles but we only went a 100 yards or so
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Date of experience: November 2020
LehuaMonsoon wrote a review Jul 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii825 contributions71 helpful votes
Cool caves always get a 5-star from me, especially if they are open during COVID-19 where the rest of the world shuts down. Parking is free and it's across the street from the caves, in a residential area but far from homes. Look both ways crossing the winding road as cars come whipping through. Lots of chickens in the parking lot looking for hand-outs, beware the panhandling chickens. Bathroom was clean and operational with plenty of toilet paper. Picnic pavilion was open for a nice picnic after spelunkering. Steps leading down the cave is steep but both hand rails on either side were welcoming. Plant lover's paradise with all sorts of flora growing about: large exotic monstera, about five different types of Philodendron growing wildly that you'd see on Instagram, and small pretty purple violet-like flowers. I'm sure if I spent more time there I would have uncovered a dozen more plants worth mentioning. Amazingly, no mosquitos bit us. We didn't venture into the caves, which were on either side (left or right, both lead into caves) as we didn't have flash lights and I was in my post-op shoe after suffering a toe fracture. Return factor - a solid yes, and next time I'm taking more photos of the plants.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Benjamin-traveler wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York491 contributions88 helpful votes
Bring a flashlight and don’t wear flipflops. Parking well marked. Explore a lava tube for free. Worth the detour, almost right on the rod between Kona and Hilo.
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Date of experience: July 2020