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Hawaii Has A Magnificent Swamp Trail And You’ll Definitely Want To Hike It

The Hawaiian Islands are home to pristine beaches in a variety of colors, majestic mountain peaks, lush valleys, and incredible vistas everywhere you look. But the islands are also home to landscapes you might not expect: redwood forests, snow-capped mountains, and even swamplands. Nestled in the heart of Koke’e State Park, just north of Waimea Canyon, is the Alakai Swamp, a truly one-of-a-kind Hawaiian landscape.

Can you believe that only 600 people hike the Alakai Swamp Trail every month? If you’re looking for an easier Kauai hike, check out the Wai Koa Loop Trail, or any of these 11 incredible hikes under five miles found throughout the islands.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.