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Reviewed 6 May 2018

Our trip to Mauna Loa included a trip up the Mauna Loa Observatory Road from Saddle Road. This is an amazing stretch of 17 miles of road across lava beds. Throughly enjoyable.

Thank Grady T
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We drove on the Mamalahoa Highway south of Kona to Hawaii Volcanoes NP and Hilo. Along the Kua Scenic By-Way at Mile Marker 75 we stopped at a viewpoint. The sign explained the landscape which resulted from Mauna Loa’s lava flows. As we continued along...More

1  Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 12 February 2018

All the volcanoes in Hawaii are worth seeing. Make sure you have a car, as there are lots of places to stop and look around

Thank disc0dan
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Another way to enjoy the Volcanic area besides the National Volcano Park. We do have to be cautious on the narrow curves, not able to see the incoming cars, we had to honk a few time to warn others. The paths are rugged and not...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Our tour guide explained what to look for and we were able to get out and see. Beautiful experience and not crowded.

Thank cpafan
Reviewed 9 December 2017

By far the most exciting to see and to summit. A 17 mike drive through all kinds and different period lava flows. Excellent vantage points. Not a difficult drive and you can come within a 100 Ft of the highest volcano. A short hike from...More

Thank r0bcentpa
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I love the drive up Mauna Loa. Beautiful Ohia forest. Every time I go up there I see a white owl that I swear follows us. I want to go back and hike to the cabins.

Thank Teri L
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Mauna loa is sometimes mixed up with mauna Kea. They both have huge craters but there is not much to see at loa and there is not a visitors center here. There is a long winding and very bumpy road that gets you here. Expect...More

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 6 June 2017

There are three different treks to the summit of Mauna Loa, but only one that can be done in a day - that's the Observatory Trail, which starts at the famous Mauna Loa Weather Observatory at some 11,000 feet. You can drive up to this...More

5  Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Our trip to Mauna Loa at Volcano Park was enjoyable hike and seeing the Volcano and glowing lava at sunset was an unbelievable view. A must see if you come to Big Island.

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3 February 2018|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Please go to Puna district (Pahoa area) and onto Highway 130. Keep following the Pahoa-Kalapana Highway, same as Hwy 130 to the end and hang the Right, you will have to walk or rent bikes to see the Lava flow. You won't be... More
30 June 2015|
Response from Vic I | Reviewed this property |
Dark but safe.