Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
About halfway along Chain of Craters Road is this coastal lookout with picnic tables and commanding views. The alternate trailhead for...
Kaʻu Desert Trail
If you're determined to do some heavy-duty desert hiking, this trail network, the park's most extensive, allows you to connect a variety...
This is the most challenging of all the summit trails. It combines a lengthy 10.2 miles at altitude and a steep rise up the southeastern...
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park information
Even among Hawaii's many wonders, this national park stands out: its two active volcanoes testify to the ongoing birth of the islands. Majestic Mauna Loa (13,677ft) looms like a sleeping giant, while young Kilauea - the world's most active volcano - has been erupting almost continually since 1983. With luck, you'll witness the primal event of molten lava tumbling into the sea. But the park contains much more - overwhelming lava deserts, steaming craters, lava tubes and ancient rainforests. For hikers, it's heaven.