BLACKSAND BEACH

LOCATION: Hawaii
HIKE STARTS: Parking Area
HIKE ENDS: Parking Area
TOTAL DISTANCE: 1.20 miles
HIKE TYPE: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
HIKE DIFFICULTY: Easy to Moderate
TRAILS USED: Blacksand Beach Hiking Trail
TRAIL TRAFFIC: Moderate
TRIP TYPE: Day or Overnight

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Waianapanapa State Park
Highway 360
Hana, Hawaii 96713
808-244-4354

HIGHLIGHTS: This 122-acre Waianapanapa State Park is situated along the coast near Hana, Hawaii and has dramatic volcanic landscapes including black sand beaches, sea caves, blow holes, a natural stone arch, and hiking trails that hug the cliffs along the coast. The Blacksand Beach Hiking Trail takes you near all of these featues and offers an opportunity to enjoy the unusual and occassionally rough surf which is a beautiful deep aqua blue. Nearby you can also see the remnants of the first road built around the island of Maui which is called the old King’s Highway.

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