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The Great Crack

Constant shifts in the earth’s plates are perpetually pushing and pulling the exposed surface of the Hawaiian Islands, causing great stress to the land. One intriguing example of this is located not far from the small community of Kona.

The giant crack extends for miles and is about sixty feet deep and wide. There is no real trail leading back to it, but talk to some friendly locals and they’ll steer you in the right direction. Once there, you’ll want to explore the crack for a good length, peering down into the earth for a rare topographic glimpse into Hawaii’s inner workings.

This is a simple hike and you can go for miles with little change. By my estimation, it’s worth a few hours of your time.