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Mauna Kea, Kailua-Kona

4.5
#1 of 27 in Parks in Kailua-Kona
Ascend to the highest point in the state at Mauna Kea. The peak of this dormant volcano is 4,027 m (13,803 ft) above sea level and is considered sacred in Hawaiian mythology. As you take in the views, you can see the observatories where astronomers study the skies. You can hike, drive, or take a guided tour to the summit. If driving, you should use a four-wheel drive vehicle to avoid damage to your automobile. Visitors traveling up Mauna Kea's flanks should stop for at least half an hour at the visitor center to acclimate to the elevation. Bring a warm jacket; the temperatures get cooler as you ascend. PutMauna Kea into our Kailua-Kona holiday builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • You must have an all wheel drive car and excellent health to make the rapid transition from sea level to the high altitude. If you follow the rangers advice and you are healthy enough to make it to...  more »
  • It was my wife's birthday, Feb 4th and going to the summit of Mauna Kea was the plan to start the day. We began with an early pickup from our hotel, at 0340 AM. Metyo, our driver and guide for the...  more »
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  • We enjoyed our visit. It was quite windy while we were there. Great views!
  • sorry all but the access road was totally blocked. no going up at all. I was there Aug 20.

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