Thousands of years ago, volcanic activity beneath the Pacific Ocean formed the Hawaiian archipelago. This undersea volcanic hotspot continues to create volcanoes on several of the Hawaiian islands and also in the ocean around them.
Volcanoes National Park covers 323 acres of land on Hawaii Island and includes two noteworthy volcanoes: Kilauea, a 4,000 ft tall volcano that is currently active, and Mauna Loa that stands 13,000 feet tall and holds the title of the world’s largest shield volcano.
Volcanoes National Park is one of the best places to visit in Hawaii if you enjoy the adrenaline of outdoor adventures. The park has numerous hiking trails, outstanding flora and fauna, as well as a variety of cultural programs that welcome anyone who wants to learn more about Hawaii’s arts and culture.