Mauna Loa and Nāmakanipaio Campground Closures
March 15, 2014 - Due to high wind advisories, Mauna Loa is closed to backcountry hiking or camping, Mauna Loa Road is closed beyond Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park) and Nāmakanipaio campground is closed to tent camping due to possible falling tree limbs. 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?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.