EP 16 National Parks - Hawaii

Zee Michaelson Travel

Apr 26 2022 • 32 mins


On the Island of Maui there are few National Parks, but I will only talk about three.

Haleakala National Park is on the Hawaii island of Maui.  10,023-foot dormant volcano offers spectacular sunrise views & glimpses of local endangered birds. Hawaiian Geese to be precise.  The Leleiwi and Kalahaku overlooks on the steep crater road…to views are breath taking of the Mountains.  There are rugged trails in the Summit.  The coastal area of Kipahulu are the Pools of Ohe’o, freshwater pools are waterfalls are among the bamboo forest.

Iao Valley State Monument This park will be great for those who like to hike.  There is a lush 4,000 acre valley offering hiking and sightseeing.  They even have a nature center and views of the Iao Needle.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park I know that I probably mutilated that name.  This state park is a 122 acres in Hana on Maui.  You have heard of the black sand beaches…well this is the place.  You do need to make reservations if you are not a resident of Hawaii.  Some of the trails can be a bit rocky…but the views are unbelievable.

On  the Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkWhen you think of Hawaii you think Volcanoes.  This National Park is on the Big Island and at its heart are the two most well-known volcanoes.  Kilauea and Mauna Loa both are active.  Kind of scary.  Now at the Crater Rim Drive passes steam vents and the Jaggar Museum features volcanology…. There are trails and the crisscross the park….

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Parkis a United States National Park located in the Kona District on the Big island of Hawaii in the U.S. state of Hawaii? It includes the National Historic Landmarked archaeological site known as the Honokōhau Settlement

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical ParkArchaeological park featuring burial grounds offers self-guided tours of reconstructed villages.

One more of the Islands I will chat about and that’s Oahu and Diamond Head State MonumentI don’t know if anybody that hasn’t at least heard of Diamond Head.  This is situated on the Island of Oahu…A trail leads visitors to the summit of this volcanic tuff cone & former fort with panoramic views.  Diamond Head State Monument over 475 acres, This broad, saucer-shaped crater was formed about 300,000 years ago during a single, explosive eruption that sent ash and fine particles in the air.

So much traveling to do and so little time…so stay tuned to the end to find out what we will be talking about next week.  By the way have you been listening to Jay and myself on Collage Travel Radio. Want to promote your business on Collage Travel Radio…contact Belinda Zimmerman at email Zimmermanpromotions@msn.com