13,679 ft / 4,169 m


7,079 ft / 2,157 m


15 summits

Top climbing months

June   26%

October   20%

January   20%

Most climbed route

Observatory Trail


  • 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".



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