• Fa'asamoa

    National Park of American Samoa

    American Samoa

The Ta'u Unit

The sea cliffs of Lata Mountain on Ta'u are among the world's tallest.
The sea cliffs of Lata Mountain on Ta'u are among the world's tallest.
An NPS Photo by John Brooks.
 
On Ta’u, accessed by the airport at Fitiuta, the trail from Saua around Si’u Point leads to the dramatic southern coastline with views of a rocky coast and sea cliffs stairstep to the 3,000 foot summit of Lata Mountain.

Did You Know?

Pacific golden plover in breeding plumage—soon to be flying 5,500 miles to the Alaskan Arctic

During northern summers, three shorebirds--plover, turnstone, and tattler--nest in Alaska and northern Canada. After nesting, they fly non-stop over 3,000 miles of open ocean to Hawaii. After briefly resting there, they continue another 2,500 miles to American Samoa. The round-trip journey each year is 11,000 miles!