USA's National Parks - Hawaii & US Territories (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Hawaii & US Territories chapter from Lonely Planet’s USA’s National Parks guidebook.

Hawaii may evoke visions of surfboards, palm-fringed beaches, hulas and leis,
but the state’s national parks reveal a
very different side. On Hawaii’s Big Island, you can observe creation itself at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s longest continuous volcanic eruption.

  • motor through ever-changing tropical scenery on your way down Kilauea Volcano in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • maps
  • get up early to watch the sun rise in Haleakalā National Park
  • transport
  • hike along a coral-fringed bay in the National Park of American Samoa or take one of the 20 trails through Virgin Islands National Park
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Haleakalā National Park, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, National Park of American Samoa and Virgin Islands National Park.

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