Mauna Loa Trail to Red Hill

MODERATE 2 reviews

Mauna Loa Trail to Red Hill is a 12.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Volcano, Hawaii that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
12.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,067 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

I had some pretty crappy weather on the way up...bad fog and rain showers, made it to the cabin in 2 hours 50min but I was pushing it....YOU IN NO WAY CAN TAKE THIS TRAIL AFTER DARK the trail is not clearly marked and it is nearly impossible to see anything when all the ground around you is black (even with a light). The next morning the weather was beautiful, the clouds had cleared and you could see all the way to the ocean, amazing trail.
I took this trail late March and it dropped below freezing at red cabin...

backpacking
6 months ago

Great trail, pretty easy compared to the next section to Mauna Loa. The trail is closer to 7 miles each way making it a 14 round trip. I didn't come back but instead slept there overnight to acclimate for the 13+ mile hike the next day to Mauna Loa cabin. Great route, great trails. BRING LOTS OF WATER AND A FILTER.