The Ancient Forest In Hawaii That’s Right Out Of A Storybook

The Hawaiian Islands are known across the planet for our incredible beaches and nearly 750 miles of gorgeous coastline, but most people don’t associate the Aloha State with sprawling forests. And while all of our incredible forests are enchanting, there is one ancient forest nestled on Hawaii Island that looks as though it was ripped from the pages of your favorite fairytale. This is the Kalopa Native Forest State Park & Recreation Area, and it is undoubtedly worth a visit if you find yourself on the Big Island’s Hamakua Coast near Honoka’a.

For a closer look at this old-growth forest, check out this footage from YouTube user videofilmik:


The Kalopa Native Forest State Park is located at 44-3480 Kalaniai Rd., Honokaa, HI 96727 and is open daily during daylight hours.

Want to experience other Hawaii forests? Check out this forest hike sure to enchant you, or perhaps plan a visit to one of these 12 incredible forest reserves.