End of Chain of Craters Road

Chain of Craters Road Tour - Stop #10

 
End of Chain of Craters Road
WOW, This REALLY IS the End of the Road!
October 14, 2014 - Blessing for soon to begin construction to reopen Chain of Craters Road as an emergency route.

NPS Photo / Jay Robinson

 
Bulldozer begins work on end of Chain of Craters Road
Bulldozer begins work on end of Chain of Craters Road

NPS

Work began Friday, October 24, 2014 on an emergency access route between Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and Kalapana along the historic Chain of Craters Road-Kalapana alignment, from the park side.

Heavy machinery was required to break and crush the lava. The construction is now complete and the photo below shows the new emergency access route.

The end of the road is a .5 mile walk from the Hōlei Sea Arch parking area.

Please obey any posted signs.

 
End of Chain of Craters Road after construction
The end of Chain of Craters Road after construction

NPS/Ed Shiinoki

 
Distance From the Beginning of Chain of Craters Road Distance From Kīlauea Visitor Center
Stop #1 Lua Manu Crater 0.5 mi / 0.8 km 3.8 mi / 6.1 km
Stop #2 Hilina Pali Road 2.3 mi / 3.7 km 5.6 mi / 9.0 km
Stop #3 Pauahi Crater 3.3 mi / 5.3 km 6.6 mi / 10.6 km
Stop #4 Mauna Ulu 3.7 mi / 6.0 km 7.0 mi / 11.3 km
Stop #5 Mauna Ulu Flow Across Chain of Craters Road 4.1 mi / 6.6 km 7.4 mi / 11.9 km
Stop #6 Mau Loa o Mauna Ulu 6.4 mi / 10.3 km 9.7 mi / 15.6 km
Stop #7 Kealakomo Overlook 9.9 mi / 15.9 km 13.2 mi / 21.2 km
Stop #8 Pu‘u Loa Petroglyphs 16.3 mi / 26.2 km 19.6 mi / 31.5 km
Stop #9 Hōlei Sea Arch 18.8 mi / 30.3 km 22.1 mi / 35.6 km
Stop #10 End of Chain of Craters Road 18.8 mi / 30.3 km 22.1 mi / 35.6 km
 

Last updated: October 19, 2018

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