The crown jewel of the Big Island is its active volcanoes, a unique feature that none of the other Hawaiian islands have. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, extends from sea level up to 4,169m and encompasses seven ecological zones (seacoast, lowland, mid-elevation woodland, rain forest, upland forest, subalpine, and alpine). The park includes the summits of Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two of the world’s most active volcanoes. Kilauea has been in nearly continuous eruption for three decades; Mauna Loa last erupted in 1984. All the volcanic activity results in some amazing geographic formations, and if you're lucky you may be able to see flowing lava.
Browse our Volcano Park interactive map or use the links below