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Discover the main peaks of the Hawaii - United States, what to do, curiosities and the various state and national parks that you need to know!

facts about Hawaii

Many think that Hawaii is a country, but it is a US state.

Its beautiful islands are formed by an isolated volcanic archipelago in the Central Pacific.

These are breathtaking landscapes, made up of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical forests and beaches with different types of sand, from red, golden, black and even green.

How many islands are in Hawaii?

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There are numerous, but there are 8 main ones and 7 of them inhabited.

Between the best known are: Big Island; Maui; Oahu; Kauai; Molokai, Lanai and Niihau.

Hawaii State Parks

Comprised of 50 parks covering approximately 12 hectares that are found on five main islands.

In the parks you can find beautiful landscapes, facilities to enjoy a picnic, camping or places with trails.

Below are some of the main state parks by islands:

Parks- Island of Kaua'i

Take the opportunity to know more details in our article: State Parks – Island of Kaua'i.

  • Ahukini State Recreational Pier;
  • Ha'ena State Park;
  • Koke'e State Park:

In this park there are several trails in addition to being possible to camp. The most traveled trails are: Alakai Swamp Trail; Awa'awapuhi Trail; Kawaikoi Stream Trail; Nu'alolo Trail and Pihea Trail.

  • Napali Coast State Wilderness Park:

In this there is the Kalalau trail, it is possible to camp, enjoy the beach and historical places.

  • Fort Elizabeth Russian State Historic Park;
  • Polihale State Park (with camping and beach);
  • Waimea Canyon State Park (with trails);
  • Waimea State Recreational Pier.

Parks – Island of O'ahu

On this island there are 20 parks, there is a lot to be done.

Parks - Island of O'ahu

Enjoy and read the article that we talk especially about the main islands: State Parks – Island of O'ahu- Hawaii.

But be careful, not all have wonderful attractions (differentiated), some are just beach and enjoy the scenery and others have trails, camping and historical sites.

Park list:

  • Ahupua'a'O Kahana State Park

In this park you can take the opportunity to camp, do 2 types of trails, enjoy the beach and visit historical places.

  • Aiea Bay State Recreation Area
  • Diamond Head State Monument

To access this park it is necessary to make a reservation with 14 days notice.

Tip: Make a reservation and go see this park, it really is beautiful! With a stunning trail overlooking the sea and historic landmarks along the way.

  • He'eia State Park
  • ʻIolani Palace State Monument
  • Ka'ena Point State Park
  • Kaiwi State Panoramic Coast
  • Keaīwa Heiau State Recreation Area
  • Ke'ehi Lagoon Memorial State Park
  • La'ie Point State Wayside
  • Mālaekahana State Recreation Area
  • Nu'uanu Pali State Path
  • Pu'u State Historic Site O Mahuka Heiau
  • Pu'u 'Ualaka'a State Wayside
  • Queen Emma's Summer Palace
  • Royal Mausoleum State Monument
  • Sand Island State Recreation Area
  • Ulupō Heiau State Historic Site
  • Wa'ahila Ridge State Recreation Area
  • Wahiawā State Freshwater Recreation Area

Parks – Island of Hawaii

On this island you will have access to 14 parks, of which it is possible to camp in 4 of them, have access to the beach in 3 of them and get to know historical sites in 6 parks.

The only park where you can find all three options (camping, beach and historic sites) is the Kīholo State Park Reserve.

In addition to this park, below is a list of the others:

Kealakekua Bay State Historic Park
  • Akaka Falls State Park
  • Hāpuna Beach State Recreation Area
  • Hulihe'e Palace
  • Kalōpā State Recreation Area
  • Kealakekua Bay State Historic Park
  • Kekaha Kai State Park (Kona Coast)
  • Kohala State Monument of Historic Sites
  • Lapakahi State Historic Park
  • Lava Tree State Monument
  • MacKenzie State Recreation Area
  • Manukā State Wayside
  • Wailoa River State Recreation Area
  • Wailuku River State Park

Parks – Island of Maui

The Island of Maui is the second largest in Hawaii by square kilometers and the 17th largest island in the US.

However, there are only 8 state parks, but in them you will find waterfalls, volcanoes, craters, parks and many trails.

island of maui hawaii

List of State Parks:

  • Halekiʻi-Pihana Heiau State Monument
  • ʻĪao Valley State Monument
  • Kaumahina State Wayside
  • Mākena State Park
  • Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area
  • Puaʻa Kaʻa State Wayside
  • Waiʻanapanapa State Park
  • Wailua Valley StateWayside

Parks – Island of Moloka'i

You will know only one State park: Pālāʻau State Park, with camping and historical site to explore.

The island is the fifth largest in Hawaii, with an area of 676 km² and it has Mount Kamakou, considered the highest point on the island with its altitude of 1,512 m.

Parks - Island of Moloka'i

Hawaii National Parks

All of Hawaii has 9 National Parks.

Check it out in our article

Park list:

  • Kahakai Wing
  • Haleakala
  • Hawaii'i Volcanoes
  • Hono'uli'uli
  • Kalaupapa
  • Kaloko-Honokōhau
  • Pearl Harbor
  • Puʻuhonua or Hōnaunau
  • Puʻukoholā Heiau

Hawaii – United States

Finally, we hope you enjoyed our tips! Enjoy and read the other articles that specify everything in each park!

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Take the opportunity to read more about:

Island of Maui – Hawaii

State Parks – Island of O'ahu- Hawaii

State Parks – Island of Kaua'i

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