Hike To These Sandy Caves In Hawaii For An Out-Of-This-World Experience

The Aloha State is full of beautiful geographic anomalies, including caves of all varieties scattered across our stunning islands. From lava tubes caused by volcanic eruptions to coastal caves carved by the ocean, there is little more adventurous than heading underground — or underwater — to explore Hawaii’s captivating caves. Nestled within one of Hawaii’s most incredible state parks is a trail that leads hikers past gorgeous landscapes to a black sand beach and sandy sea caves. Lace up those hiking boots, because this is one out-of-this-world adventure.

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Waianapanapa State Park is located off Hana Highway at mile marker 33, just 53 miles east of Kahului. Have you enjoyed this fairytale-esque cave trail before? Share your experiences and opinions in the comments below.

If you love hiking along the Hawaiian coast and exploring caves as much as we do, you’ll want to plan a hike to the caves found at Hanakapiai, nestled along Kauai’s north shore.