This park preserves the natural setting of two active volcanoes: Kīlauea, one of the most active in the world, and Mauna Loa, one of the largest in the world. Visitors can hike across the floor of a dormant crater, view ancient petroglyphs and steam vents, and stroll through a primeval rain forest to an ancient lava tube. Wildlife include endangered endemic species like the Hawaii honeycreeper and the nēnē (Hawaiian goose).

Wildlife Wonders

From ‘u’au and nēnēs (Hawaiian petrels and geese) to the largest dragonflies in the country, the vast majority of species at Hawai'i Volcanoes park are found only on the Hawaiian islands.

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