There are hiking trails in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park like no other in the world. Below, you will find a list of trip journals and photos, submitted by visitors, that highlight some of the spectacular scenery and special moments experienced on trips off the beaten path. Share your journey with others by submitting a hike journal to our webmaster.
Familiarize yourself with Park regulations, prepare well for your hike, know the hazards, and take the right gear for your specific destination. Read and enjoy!
~New~ Mokuaweoweo Mission: From the Sea to the Summit of Mauna Loa (pdf 385KB)
Seven days, 13,679 feet of elevation gain, and 74.9 miles through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Mauna Loa Trail
Mauna Loa Observatory Trail
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Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Did You Know?
The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.