Close to the California Mainland…Yet Worlds Apart
Channel Islands National Park encompasses five remarkable islands and their ocean environment, preserving and protecting a wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and archeological resources found nowhere else on Earth and helped preserve a place where visitors can experience coastal southern California as it once was.
Explore the Mysteries of Alcatraz
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the history making 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
Places to visit while you’re visiting Oahu, Hawaii.
Nuuanu Pali State Wayside
Makapuu Lighthouse Trail
Manoa Falls Trail
Haleiwa Beach Park
Keaiwa Heiau State Park
Round Top Forest Reserve
Puu Pia Trail
Waialae Beach Park
Heeia State Park
Malaekahana State Recreation Area
Mokuleia Forest Reserve