Hike Journals

Mauna Loa Trail - 2.5 Miles to the Summit
Mauna Loa Trail - 2.5 Miles to the Summit

Photo: Gerad Dean


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!

Hawaii Adventures –The Big Island –from Pride Of America (November 19, 2015) - A journal submitted by Yvonne McLeod (note: links to external site)
Mokuaweoweo Mission: From the Sea to the Summit of Mauna Loa

Seven days, 13,679 feet of elevation gain, and 74.9 miles through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
July 31 to August 6, 2013
by Lea Ka‘aha‘aina, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Backcountry Intern, 2013






Kīlauea Iki

Mauna Loa Trail

Mauna Loa Observatory Trail


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Hawai`i National Park, HI 96718

Last updated: September 26, 2017

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