Volcanoes are a big draw in Hawaii — after all, there are a seemingly endless amount of them spread out over the islands. One of the most popular in terms of sight seeing, however, is the Kilauea Volcano, which is located on the Big Island’s southeastern tip.
What makes this volcano so popular? Well, for one thing, it is one of the most active ones in the entire world. By taking a hike through one of the lushest and most breathtaking rain forests you can hope to find in the United States, you can watch the vents seething steam and new pieces of land getting created right before your eyes. There are ancient petroglyphs of Hawaiian origin, lava tubes you can walk right through, and vistas that will leave you gasping for breath because of their fierce natural beauty.