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Backcountry Camping and Hiking in Hawaii National Parks

Are you looking for a unique way to explore the beauty of Hawaii? Look no further than backcountry camping in the national parks! Enjoy the spectacular views of the islands, from the rainforest to the coastline, and experience the thrill of high-altitude hikes. With the right preparation and knowledge, backcountry camping can be an amazing adventure. Read on to learn more about the fees and regulations, and prepare for the ultimate Hawaiian excursion!

Backcountry Hiking Destinations:

  1. ‘Apua Point – 6.6 mile trek from the Puna Coast trailhead
  2. Keauhou – Reach this small, rocky bay by hiking through exposed lava fields.
  3. Halape – Popular hiker destination
  4. Ka?aha – Remote coastal site with pali views
  5. Mauna Loa – high altitude hike on Mauna Loa volcano
  6. Napau – Hike through rainforests and lava fields.
  7. Pepeiao – Huge site with grass and lava fields.

Registration is simple and there are a few rules you’ll need to follow. Here’s what you need to know.

Fees & Rules

You’ll have to pay a non-refundable $10 fee per trip which covers up to 10 people and 7 nights.

It’s important to note that any violations can result in fines of up to $1000 or jail time of up to 6 months – so stay within the limits!

There are 8 backcountry sites available with a 3 night stay limit at each one.

There are exceptions to these regulations, such as overnight Mauna Loa trips or coastal camping permits done over phone.

Dispersed camping is allowed 1 mile from roads and trails.

Backcountry camping in Hawaii provides an incredible outdoor adventure for everyone involved. Just make sure you understand all the necessary regulations before heading out and enjoy your unforgettable experience!

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