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Humuula Trail

2.7 Miles to the Hilo Forest Reserve, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI 96720
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Extreme trail

We did this trail, but have to say it is extreme. The altitude makes it really tough, it is hard... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Jan M
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Prague, Czech Republic
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The Top of Hawaii

I hiked from the Visitor Center to the summit of Mauna Kea (13,796 feet) on 15 May. It was a... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
hightinerary
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Maryland
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We did this trail, but have to say it is extreme. The altitude makes it really tough, it is hard to breathe, your heart hurts, and every step is hard. The trail is very steep, dusty, you are walking in moon country. Views on Mauna...More

Thank Jan M
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

I hiked from the Visitor Center to the summit of Mauna Kea (13,796 feet) on 15 May. It was a 55-minute drive to the Visitor Center from the Fairmont Orchid. It was sunny and 43 degrees at the Visitor Center (9,200 feet) at 0700. I...More

3  Thank hightinerary
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

I have hiked plenty of higher mountains in Colorado, but nothing quite compares to tromping up the side of an ancient volcano while clouds roll in below you and smoke from an active volcano billows up silently in the near distance, Make no mistake; this...More

2  Thank DENbackpacker
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Amazed by what the earth can do. This trail gave us an insight to what can be here today, gone tomorrow.

1  Thank gccoffeeaddict
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

I wish the rocks could talk. The amount of things they have heard and seen with tourists climbing that trail would be hilarious. How many people have froze their tails off? How many people have puked? How many people have whined and complained? How many...More

2  Thank glcwhistler .
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Reviewed 13 January 2015

This is the main hiking trail to the summit and is over 12 miles round trip with 4,700 feet of vertical gain. The trail head is 2/10th of a mile beyond the visitor center on the left. There is no fee for parking but you...More

3  Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

This is a 12 mile round trip hike with 4,700 feet of gain starting from the trail head just up the road from the visitor center. Plan on a full day with the supplies and hiking essentials that go with that. First aid, water, food,...More

1  Thank Tony S
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