The Pit Craters In Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Look Like Something From Another Planet
By Megan Shute|Updated on February 11, 2022(Originally published February 05, 2022)
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.
The Hawaiian archipelago was created millions of years ago when underwater volcanoes emerged from the ocean’s surface. With approximately 20 volcanoes ranging in age from 400,000 years to 5.1 million years, the Hawaiian archipelago is the youngest section of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain of volcanoes and seamounts extending across the Pacific Ocean. The volcanic landscapes found across the Aloha State sure are awe-inspiring, but it is the pit craters found when you visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that will transport you to another world.
Have you witnessed the beauty that are the pit craters when you went to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? What about some of the other incredible attractions in this epic national park — the Thurston Lava Tube, for instance? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
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How many national parks are in Hawaii?
There are two official national parks on the islands of Hawaii. Haleakala National Park on Maui, and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island.
How many state parks are in the Hawaiian Islands?
The Hawaiian Islands are home to 50 state parks and two national parks. If you get the chance to visit any of these gorgeous areas while you’re on the islands, don’t miss out. Hawaii offers a unique and rare beauty that you can’t find anywhere else!