Well-known for its volcanic significance, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is also one of the most fascinating biologic landscapes in the world. Located more than 2,000 miles from the nearest continental land mass, the Hawaiian Archipelago is the most geographically isolated group of islands on Earth. Stretching from the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet to sea level, the park protects a wide diversity of ecosystems and habitat for numerous native species including carnivorous caterpillars, happy face spiders and colorful Hawaiian honeycreepers.
As two of the most active volcanoes on the planet, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa have erupted frequently throughout history. Learn about some of the most stunning recent events.
Last updated: June 30, 2020