Know Before You Go: Hawaii - Brownell Travel

Know Before You Go: Hawaii

Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources has a very useful website loaded with great information on Hawaii’s State Parks. Here’s how to use this resource as a pre- trip guide so you can arrive ready to hit the ground running (or hit the beach relaxing!)

Finding the State Parks
It’s easy to find the state parks for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and the Big Island with the interactive island maps. On each individual park page, you can find out much more about the significance of the park, hours of operation, and if there are facilities like restrooms and picnic tables, etc.

Learning Hawaii’s History and Culture
This section of the website is packed full of information on which parks to visit to learn about life in ancient Hawaii. Being educated on a destination’s past and heritage allows you to expand your own horizons while also enjoying the benefits of a foreign culture!

Finding the Hiking Trails
Here, you’ll find great hiking advice that is written specifically for Hawaii’s trails. There is a complete listing of the trails maintained by the state and interactive maps, including the trail guides for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island.

Park Rules & Health and Safety
Last but definitely not least, before you visit Hawaii’s State Parks, you should review the park rules and learn about the unique safety circumstances. This is a great way to come prepared and to avoid any unnecessary travel emergencies upon arriving in Hawaii!