Distance

13.8 mi to summit

19.6 mi total

Elevation

6,738 ft start

13,349 ft max

Vertical

5,583 ft gain

Time

24 hr 4 min to summit

27 hr 18 min total

Mauna Loa Backpacking Day 1-2
What an experience! Hiking through different variety of lava rocks from black to goldish, red, purple, pairing that with high elevation and you get yourself a fun, challenging experience.
Day 1 we spent the night at Red Hill cabin at 10k ft elevation and Day 2 Mauna Loa Cabin at 13k ft elevation.

Route name

Mauna Loa Trail to Mauna Loa Cabin

point-to-point/traverse
Obstacles

routefinding

Key gear

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