Lake Waiau via Mauna Kea-Humu'ula Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews

Lake Waiau via Mauna Kea-Humu'ula Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Waimea, Hawaii and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
344 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

walking

lake

rocky

snow

no dogs

Short hike from Mauna Kea Access Road to Lake Waiau. Mysterious lake that is supposed to be fed by permafrost. It is the 3rd highest in the USA. Hike is on loose alpine terrain. Come prepared as it can snow up here from time to time.