Ranger-Led Saturday Hikes

National Park of American Samoa  

Hiker group posing along the Mount 'Alava Trail

The National Park of American Samoa offers free ranger-led Saturday hikes from late-June through mid-September. Free shuttles will transport hikers from Pago Pago to the trails. All hike times are from 7:30 am to noon, except for the Mount ‘Alava hikes that are from 7:30 am to 2 pm. Interested participants are required to sign up in advance.

There are five different hikes and dates that include:

June 27                  
Lower Sauma Trail, Vatia

July 4    
Tuafanua Trail, Vatia

July 11 
Mount ‘Alava Trail, Fagasā Pass

July 18 
World War II Heritage Trail, Gataivai

July 25 
Pola Island Trail / View Points, Vatia

August 1               
Lower Sauma Trail, Vatia

August 8               
Tuafanua Trail, Vatia

August 15            
Mount ‘Alava Trail, Fagasā Pass

August 22            
World War II Heritage Trail, Gataivai

August 29            
Pola Island Trail / View Points, Vatia

September 5      
Lower Sauma Trail, Vatia

September 12   
Tuafanua Trail, Vatia

September 19   
Mount ‘Alava Trail, Fagasā Pass

These hikes provide participants with opportunities to experience their own local national park within lush tropical rainforests with vistas that overlook Tutuila. National park rangers will lead these hikes and share a variety of fun topics about the natural and culture wonders of American Samoa.

Space is limited to 28 participants per hike. Sign up is required by phone at 684-633-7082, ext. 22 or email npsa_info@nps.gov.

These Saturday hikes are made possible through the generous support of the national park’s non-profit partner—the Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association (www.hawaiipacificparks.org).