Mauna Loa Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Mauna Loa Trail is a 30.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hawaii National Park, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

30.6 miles 6768 feet Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


no dogs

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6 years ago

Please see our entry under Mauna Loa Observatory Trail. Although this is a very difficult trail, we will give it all five stars, because the views and exhilaration being at the top of this geologically unique volcanic 'shield' dome (is this the world's most massive?) is well worth the endurance, discipline, and some advanced preperation required to complete it. Unlike Mauna Kea and Haleakala, you cannot drive all the way up to the summit. We see its (snow speckled in winter) summit regularly from Kailua-Kona's Old Airport Park