Elevation

13,796 ft / 4,205 m

#1 in Hawaii

#220 in United States

Prominence

13,796 ft / 4,205 m

#1 in Hawaii

#2 in United States

Summits

79 summits

#3 in Hawaii

#397 in United States

Top climbing months

June   15%

January   13%

March   10%

Highlights

  • Tallest mountain on earth as measured from the ocean floor... over 33,000 ft / 10,000 m!
  • Highest peak in the Hawaiian islands at 13,803 ft / 4,207 m
  • Considered a dormant volcano; last erupted 4000-6000 years ago
  • A road leads to the summit, the site of Mauna Kea Observatories, the largest collection of space telescopes in the world
  • Cycling from the ocean to the summit of Mauna Kea is a famous challenge as one of the greatest vertical road climbs in the world
2 summits • 12.4 mi • 4,519 ft gain • 9 hr 53 min
1 summit • 15.3 mi • 4,737 ft gain • 9 hr 16 min
1 summit • 8.8 mi • 4,614 ft gain • 7 hr 9 min

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