Waianapanapa-Trail is the best hiking trail worldwide; definetly in my opinion.Unfortunately this hiking trail is not located in my good old germany, but
rather on the other end of the world on the hawaiian island Maui.
In order to get there,first you have to drive 3 hours by car many hundreds
serpentines on the "Road to Hana". Shortly behind the 32nd milestone
and only a short way left to Hana you turn left into the parking lot in the Waianapanapa State Park. In the park you drive straight ahead, turn left and then you can park
on the "cave"
or at "Black Sand Beach ".The tour isn´t long, but amazingly varied.
This Coastal Trail goes over sharp-edged and pepply igneous rocks. Therefore
hiking shoes are mandatory! The most beautiful landscape begins already at the Black Sand Beach. You can
arrange the length of the awe-inspiring trail for yourself. For most
people one hour is enough. Because you need to think of the return voyage with
the many serpentines back to the tourist zone in Kihei. One day is short.
Furthermore you can stop every moment and take fotos of the impressive landscape.
The last picture here is a "Blowhole". You find these blowholes on many
places at the Waianapapa-Trail. Waterfountains shoot through the igneous rocks
depending on the tides.
In the foreground of the second picture you can see the "Naupaka". This is
one of about 2500 different endemic plants on Hawaii.
That means, this is a plant, which grows only here in free nature on Hawaii and
nowhere else in the world.
Here a link to Flowers on