Elevation

13,679 ft / 4,169 m

#3 in Hawaii

#312 in United States

Prominence

7,079 ft / 2,158 m

#3 in Hawaii

#34 in United States

Summits

17 summits

#18 in Hawaii

#1,536 in United States

Top climbing months

June   23%

January   23%

October   17%

Most climbed route

Observatory Trail

13.5 mi • 2,534 ft gain

Highlights

  • Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on Earth in terms of volume and area covered and one of 5 volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii.
  • It is an active shield volcano, with a volume estimated at approximately 18,000 cubic miles, although its peak is about 120 feet lower than that of its neighbor, Mauna Kea.
  • Mauna Loa is the highest point in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Lava eruptions from Mauna Loa are silica-poor, thus very fluid, and as a result tend to be non-explosive.
  • A trail leads to the summit crater with 2 hiker huts along the way.
  • The Hawaiian name "Mauna Loa" means "Long Mountain".
7 summits • 13.5 mi • 2,534 ft gain • 9 hr 30 min
1 summit • 11.8 mi • 2,607 ft gain

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