Best Trail in the Line of Fire

Puna Coastal Trail

    Photo: Lisa Eidson/Flickr

The Big Island of Hawaii’s 20-mile Puna Coastal Trail, sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the largest active ­volcano on earth, in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, crosses cinder flats and twisted lava flows and arches. Bring a hammock, sling it between palms on lonely black-sand beaches, and don’t forget: when you’re hiking through a lava field, bring extra water.

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