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Mauna Loa Scenic Drive

Mauna Loa Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
+1 808-985-6000
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Big Island Highlights Small Group Tour
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“road offers” (2 reviews)
“red hill” (2 reviews)
“lava fields” (4 reviews)
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Mauna Loa Road, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"road offers"
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"red hill"
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"lava fields"
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"across the road"
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"volcano national park"
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"the big island"
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"koa"
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"miles"
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"cloudy"
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"landscape"
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"trail"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trip to the top for a view of sunrise is worth the trip. Get the kids up early and take them along.

Thank Senioronabudget
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Although this is right across the road from Volcanoes, hardly anyone seems to visit. It's a drive through a Koa forest; it you like flora, you'll love it. Go past the circle at the trailhead and drive slowly up the mountain through the forest. Stop...More

Thank JMB-NLY
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Just so pretty! It's just kind of crazy how beautiful this area is. I was very surprised. I wanted to t spend more time there.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Not sure why it deserves a separate review from Volcano National Park. It is a continuation of the Crater Rim road that is closer to the ocean. It is beautiful with a few stop necessary to take this in.

Thank Karaoshkin
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We started our excursion by going up Mauna Kea in hopes of getting to the Summit. However due to snow and ice we could not drive past the Visitor Information Center at 9200 feet. We did have a great visit there and then headed back...More

Thank Transaxion
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We were looking forward to the drive. A few miles into the very scenic drive, we discovered it was closed for road work. The section we drove was very nice, and deserted during our December drive,

Thank alwaysplanning50
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We had a clear day to drive down the mountainside and picnic halfway down while admiring the awesome view. Be sure to visit the sea arch created by the lava flow. Driving back up is great too!

Thank Ralphandralph
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Take along a lunch to go up the mountain and see the view if the weather is clear. Don't bother if it is rainy or cloudy

Thank eaglecadd
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Amazing how a road was built through lava. You see lava left and right. And the view of the Big Island’s coastline is to die for! It was very cold and windy when we were there. Be prepared for all types of weather from high...More

1  Thank svdelosreyes
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

I drove up the road early in the morning to see the view. It is a somewhat rough road but any vehicle can make it. There is a small shelter at the end of the road for breakfast or picnic. Don't bother with this is...More

Thank eaglecadd
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