Steam Vents reviews
These are an amazing natural occurrence and unique to active volcanic islands like the Big Island of Hawai'i. As you approach an area, like the Byron Ledge, it appears that the ground is perpetually.... more »
The visitor center is still closed but we stopped at the steam vents and walked in to the edge of the caldera. What a view! The steam vents are lively and the ones closest to the parking lot are... more »
I loved walking around the steam vents! Some sections of the trail feel more like a suggestion than a formal pathway, but compared to my experiences in other national parks (like Yellowstone) it wasn't difficult to figure out where to go. There were plenty of interesting plaques, and the trail was easy to traverse. I saw lots of families with strollers making their way through here easily. If I brought children with me, I would keep their hand in mine. There are areas where you could clearly fall into things that might not be easy or possible to get back out of.
Pretty interesting to visit this area of Volcanoes National Park to see the stream vents along the trail indicating thermal activity. Its a nice walk down the trail so I would recommend it.
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