Waianapanapa State Park - Blacksand Beach Hiking Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Waianapanapa State Park - Blacksand Beach Hiking Trail
Country: United States
State: Hawaii
Nearby Town: Hana
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Waianapanapa State Park is located off Highway 360E (known locally as the Hana Highway) and is along the coast just beyond mile maker #32. Turn at the Waianapanapa State Park sign onto a paved road and head toward the shore. The state park is at the end of the paved road. The park is 52.8 miles east of Kahului Airport which is about a three hour drive.
Total Hike Distance: 1.20 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Parking Area
Trails Used: Blacksand Beach Hiking Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: State Park Service
Contact Information: Waianapanapa State Park
Highway 360
Hana, Hawaii 96713
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: 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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