April 22, 2014 - Temporary Closure of Mauna Loa Strip Road
During the week of the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, travel on the Mauna Loa Strip Road in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be restricted to hiking, biking and official motor vehicle traffic only. More »
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
Share your trip experiences on our webpage!
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Did You Know?
Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.