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I climbed Mauna Loa last year as a part of a trip to the Big Island. And I have to say that it was HANDS DOWN the highlight of my trip. In fact, I consider Mauna Loa to be one of my favorite summits EVER!...More
It's kind of amusing to see Mauna Loa listed as an attraction. It's huge, and there are many ways to visit and experience the mountain, but I do recommend everyone find something to do which gets them up close and personal. There are trails which...More
Made it up to the visitor center...that was taxing enough on the engine of a 4x4 Jeep. Very mystical and awe-inspiring ride up and view. Did not take the unstructured road to summit- although other brave ones were doing so. Sat long enough to enjpy...More
We biked for about 2 hours to gain 1500 feet. It was amazing. Very unique riding. We saw 4 cars and 2 others on bikes. We strongly recommend this as a bike ride. Do not ride with music in your ears though, this is a...More
I hiked up the Mauna Loa Trail to Red Hill Cabin. It is a strenuous hike of about 7.5 miles and 3,500' elevation gain. It was worth the effort to stay overnight in the cabin and see the sunrise from there.
We drove on the Mamalahoa Highway south of Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes NP and Hilo. Along the Kua Scenic By-Way at Mile Marker 75 we stopped at a viewpoint. The sign explained the landscape which resulted from Mauna Loa’s lava flows. As we continued along...More
Another way to enjoy the Volcanic area besides the National Volcano Park. We do have to be cautious on the narrow curves, not able to see the incoming cars, we had to honk a few time to warn others. The paths are rugged and not...More
Please go to Puna district (Pahoa area) and onto Highway 130. Keep following the Pahoa-Kalapana Highway, same as Hwy 130 to the end and hang the Right, you will have to walk or rent bikes to see the Lava flow. You won't be... More
Please go to Puna district (Pahoa area) and onto Highway 130. Keep following the Pahoa-Kalapana Highway, same as Hwy 130 to the end and hang the Right, you will have to walk or rent bikes to see the Lava flow. You won't be sorry.