Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea is a 13,796 ft / 4,205 m mountain peak in the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain Range in Hawaii, United States. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Hawaii and the 207th highest mountain in the United States. The nearest peaks are Pu‘uwēkiu, Pu‘ukea, Pu‘uhau‘oki, Pu‘uhaukea, Pu‘upoli‘ahu, and Pu‘ulilinoe. Mauna Kea belongs to the US State High Points Challenge, and the Hawaii Trailed Peaks Challenge peak lists. See the Mauna Kea map, 3D fly around, and the Mauna Kea photos to get a better sense of the mountain.

Mauna Kea SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by catamount

53 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jul 21, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Mauna Kea

  • chris
  • jonatron
  • xpda
  • StoneMan
  • MOB
  • Pipeloentje
  • Rubi_boots
  • frank.cochrun
  • edwandall
  • MelsTravels
  • mtndeb
  • ambercavazos
  • marianadekock
  • MattK
  • Flyhigh
  • andrewmadsen
  • robertocampo

Routes Used trails & approaches

35% Summit Road

33% Trail from Onizuka Visitor Center

10% Standard Route

6% Road walk

5% Summit Road with Hawaii Forest and Trails

3% Summit Road to 9000 feet for sky viewing

3% Drove

1% Sea to summit climb from the north


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13,796 ft / 4,205 m


13,796 ft / 4,205 m

Height Rank Range

Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Chain


Hawaii, United States

Summited by

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  • catamount
  • chris
  • jonatron
  • xpda
  • arod
  • StoneMan
  • davidcrerar
  • deezy456
  • MOB
  • SDHiker
  • Pipeloentje
  • croyle

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