HVNP closes Holei Sea Arch overlook

The Holei Sea Arch overlook in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was closed Wednesday afternoon until further notice because of new cracks and instability observed on the coastal cliffs.

The short trail from the end of Chain of Craters Road to the sea arch overlook is closed and roped off. Visitors are advised to stay back from the cliff edge and obey all posted signs.

“We are consulting with subject matter experts on the extent of the hazard,” said Acting HVNP Superintendent Rhonda Loh. “This new development reminds us that Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is an ever-changing volcanic landscape, and we appreciate the public’s understanding.”

Chain of Craters Road remains open.

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