Mauna Loa Summit Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Mauna Loa Summit Trail is a 17.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Volcano, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3405 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
16 days ago

This is a very technical trail, you have to watch your footing and look for cairns the whole way. We had snow and it made for very slow progress and we were following footsteps that didn’t follow the cairns to the summit but close enough for us to some solar panels and boxes probably 100ft from top but no footprints to actual top. Good hike but altitude was a bit of a problem for us.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Definitely worth the view. It is a hard hike and you are constantly lunging; it is a great work out, but if you have a bad knee like I do, wear a knee brace. We were actually able to see the snow at the top which was an incredible experience

hiking
5 months ago

Friday, December 02, 2016