7 Uninhabited US Islands for a True Escape from the Rat Race ...

If you’re still undecided about where to take your vacation and want to go somewhere crowds definitely don’t feature, there are some gorgeous uninhabited US islands. You truly can escape all the trials and tribulations of the daily grind among the peace and solitude. You won’t find a coffee shop or the Golden Arches on every corner, and you may not even find decent paved roads on these uninhabited US islands.

1. Mokoli'I, Oahu, Hawaii

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Locally known as the Chinaman’s hat, many a tourist has photographed the island of Mokoli’i from afar. A favorite tourist trick is to pose with the Chinaman’s hat on the horizon so that ti looks like they are wearing the “hat.” While it’s well-known, it’s one of many uninhabited US islands you can actually visit, but few do. It sits across outside the Kualoa Regional Park, and can be accessed by kayak, surfboard, swimming, or even wading when the tide is low. It’s open from dawn to dusk, so you can’t camp there, but you can enjoy the solitude and a great view of Oahu as long as you want during daylight. On the island, the climb to the top is steep and the trail will occasionally get lost in underbrush. To increase your chances of being there by yourself go midweek to avoid weekend travelers.

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