16 Lesser-Known State Parks In Hawaii That Will Absolutely Amaze You

From cascading waterfalls and the inviting turquoise waters of the Pacific Ocean to lush rain forests and mountain peaks, breathtaking natural beauty abounds on the Hawaiian Islands. And nowhere will you find more breathtaking scenery than within Hawaii’s incredible state parks. There are countless Hawaiian parks to choose from, with more than 50 state parks, waysides, recreation areas, monuments, and historic sites scattered across the islands from Kauai to Hawaii Island. These 16 parks might not be the most popular in the Aloha State, but they are all beautiful and worthy of a visit.

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Which of these underrated state parks is your favorite? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, and then join our Hawaii Nature Lovers group on Facebook to share your photographs and discover all the natural wonders Hawaii has to offer. Looking for more awe-inspiring views in the Aloha State? Check out our favorite lookout points.