The Incredible Hawaii Hiking Trail That Takes You Past Ancient Lava Flow
With approximately 20 volcanoes ranging in age from 400,000 years to 5.1 million years, the Hawaiian Islands are full of fascinating history of volcanoes, and incredible landscapes formed from flowing lava. From underground lava tubes in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to stunning landscapes carved into the coastline, nowhere will you find cooler lava formations than Hawaii. While everyone travels to the Big Island to get up close and personal with lava flows — especially the currently erupting Kilauea — this Maui trail leads hikers on a journey across the island’s youngest lava flow and is quite the adventure.
The Hoapili Trail is located on the remote Southern coast of Maui past Makena Beach within the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve. For more information about this breathtaking hike, head on over to AllTrails.com. Have you ever hiked this remote trail before? Share your experience and opinions in the comments below.
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With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.