The Otherworldly Hike That Takes You Through Hawaii’s Natural Steam Forest

With more than 323,000 acres to explore, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is the state’s largest national park – and it’s still growing! The park is also home to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, and Mauna Loa, the world’s most massive subaerial volcano. A trip to this massive national park isn’t complete without a visit to the Kilauea Caldera, a trip down the Thurston Lava Tube, a walk through the lava fields, and a drive down the Chain of Craters Road, and as much hiking as you can manage. In fact, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to more than 150 miles of hiking trails, from easy walks to hikes recommended only for experienced hikers in top physical shape. While all of these hiking trails are phenomenal, this incredible trail leads to a natural steam forest unlike any other.

Have you ever experienced the steam vents in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in person before? Share your experiences and opinions in the comments below, and then add these 8 lava tubes to your Hawaiian Islands bucket list.