Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Two of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea, Mauna Loa) can be found on the Big Island of Hawaii, home to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where hardened black lava rock appears to stretch endlessly across the terrain until its sharp cliffs meet the rich blue sea.

Two impressive scenic drives lead to numerous hiking opportunities: Chain of Craters road passes numerous craters and continues all the way to the ocean while Crater Rim Drive wraps around the summit of Kilauea.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is surely a geological spectacle, but the region is also incredibly rich in human history as illustrated by trails like the Pu’u Loa Petroglyphs Trail. In fact, its 23,000 petroglyphs make it the largest concentration of rock art in all of the Hawaiian Islands.