National Parks in Hawaii

Haleakala

Haleakala

More than 75% of Maui was formed by Haleakala, a shield volcano located on the southeast side of the island. Puu Ulaula, or Red Hill, is more than 10,000 feet tall, making it the volcano’s tallest peak. Go hiking in the 30,000-acre Haleakala National Park and experience various landscapes, from tropical forests to unique desert terrain.

Photo by: Hawaii Tourism Authority/ Tor Johnson

Hawaii Tourism Authority/ Tor Johnson

Aloha! Discover and celebrate pure beauty, unique culture and rich history in Hawaii's National Parks

Ala Kahakai

National Historic Trail, the Island of Hawaii, HI

Haleakalā

National Park, Kula, Maui, HI

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Known as the “House of Sun,” Haleakala National Park is the highest peak on the island of Maui. Horseback riders can experience the Hawaiian culture as they travel across a tropical, volcanic landscape that’s surrounded by lush forests, waterfalls and streams that stretch out to the coast.

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Hawai'i Volcanoes

National Park, Hilo, HI

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'USA, Hawaii, Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea erupting'

Photo by: Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe

Honouliuli

National Monument, HI

Kalaupapa

National Historical Park, Kalaupapa, HI

It's quiet as you ride on your mule along the 2.9-mile trail to Kalaupapa Peninsula. You'd be speechless too if you were descending from 1700 feet with steep drops and the Pacific before you. Three miles 26 switchbacks and 90 minutes of magnificent views later and you're back to sea level in the historic town of Kalaupapa.

Kaloko-Honokōhau

National Historical Park, Kailua-Kona, HI

Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau

National Historical Park, Honaunau, HI

 Puuhonua o Honaunau

Puuhonua o Honaunau

Located on the coast of Honaunau Bay in south Kona, Puuhonua o Honaunau (Place of Refuge) is a 180-acre national historic park that was once the home of royalty and a sanctuary for ancient Hawaiian lawbreakers. Here you can explore cultural relics that include royal fishponds, ancient temples, and burial sites.

Photo by: The Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands

Pu`ukoholā Heiau

National Historic Site, Kawaihae, HI

World War II Valor in the Pacific

National Monument, Honolulu, HI, AK, CA

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