Hawaii August 20, 2015
Going Into These 10 Caves In Hawaii Is Like Entering Another World
The Hawaiian Islands are full of beautiful geographic anomalies, including caves of all varieties. From lava tubes caused by volcanic eruptions to coastal caves carved by the ocean, here are ten photos to incite wanderlust and a sense of adventure within your soul.
1) No trip to the Big Island is complete without a visit to the Thurston Lava Tube, a 500-foot cave that used to carry molten lava.
2) Located on Maui’s Road to Hana is Waianapanapa Caves, the site of the ancient murder of Popu’alaea by her husband, King Ka’akea.
3) Oahu’s picturesque Spitting Caves are a popular cliff jumping spot, though it is a rather dangerous leap, and can result in severe injuries, or even death.
4) There is little more beautiful than Kauai’s “Blue Room,” a lovely little cave with extremely vibrant water.
5) Kaumana Cave is actually a skylight in a 25-mile long lava tube created by an 1881 flow from Mauna Loa.
6) Though not the most spectacular part of the hike, this tunnel cave on the way to the peak of Oahu’s Diamond Head State Monument is pretty tiring – considering it is all uphill, and very dark!
7) Countless coastal caves have formed on the island of Kauai.
8) These irrigation tunnels on the Waimano Ridge trail aren’t quite the caves you have imagined, but there are so many of them that they have to make this list.
9) This little unnamed cave on Kauai is absolutely breathtaking.
10) And in all these magnificent caves, you can find rock statues made from passing visitors, just like yourself.
Which caves did I miss? Share your favorite photos of caves in Hawaii in the comments!