What to Bring when Hiking HVNP

  • Plan ahead! Often, many visitors are severely unprepared and are caught off guard by the low temperatures, rain and chilly winds.

  • Bring warm clothes, walking or hiking shoes, and a rain jacket.

  • We recommend that you bring binoculars, and download a stargazing app, especially if you plan to stay in the park after dark to see the volcano.

  • Local Tips: Get an early morning start for hiking and beat the crowds. 

We highly recommend that you bring warm clothes and hiking shoes when visiting the park. The weather can be surprisingly cold, even during the summer months (Big Island Reviews: Safety Tips). Often, many visitors are severely unprepared and are caught off guard by the low temperatures, rain and chilly winds. Plan to have a great experience by packing all of the necessities to have a safe and enjoyable adventure. These items include a rain jacket, sweater, long pants and covered shoes.

Kick it up a notch and have the ultimate experience! We recommend that you bring binoculars, and download a stargazing app, especially if you plan to stay in the park after dark to see the volcano. See our article on stargazing around the island: Stargazing at Mauna Kea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. For you nature lovers, download the Birds ID Hawaiʻi app to identify the native birds as you walk along the forest trails. You won’t regret it!

 

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What to Bring when Hiking HVNP

  • Plan ahead! Often, many visitors are severely unprepared and are caught off guard by the low temperatures, rain and chilly winds.

  • Bring warm clothes, walking or hiking shoes, and a rain jacket.

  • We recommend that you bring binoculars, and download a stargazing app, especially if you plan to stay in the park after dark to see the volcano.

  • Local Tips: Get an early morning start for hiking and beat the crowds. 

We highly recommend that you bring warm clothes and hiking shoes when visiting the park. The weather can be surprisingly cold, even during the summer months (Big Island Reviews: Safety Tips). Often, many visitors are severely unprepared and are caught off guard by the low temperatures, rain and chilly winds. Plan to have a great experience by packing all of the necessities to have a safe and enjoyable adventure. These items include a rain jacket, sweater, long pants and covered shoes.

Kick it up a notch and have the ultimate experience! We recommend that you bring binoculars, and download a stargazing app, especially if you plan to stay in the park after dark to see the volcano. See our article on stargazing around the island: Stargazing at Mauna Kea and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. For you nature lovers, download the Birds ID Hawaiʻi app to identify the native birds as you walk along the forest trails. You won’t regret it!

 

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