Embark on a remarkable road trip to the heavenly realm of Maunakea, the world’s tallest mountain.
Our journey from sea level to the summit reveals connections of Hawaii’s ancient practice of navigation and the modern technological pursuit of understanding our universe.
What to Bring & Wear
Are guests allowed to go into the observatories?
How cold is it at the summit of Mauna Kea?
Is the vehicle ride bumpy and windy?
The access road to the summit of Mauna Kea is four-wheel drive only, so it can be bumpy. Our custom off-road motor coaches will get you to the top and back in safety and comfort
What is the guide to guest ratio?
Our maximum guide to guest ratio is 1:14
Are children allowed on this tour?
Is there much walking / hiking on this tour?
Will there be snow on our trip?
Hilo Headquarters Located at Big Island Trading Co right by Ken's House of Pancakes, this location serves as the departure point for all Hilo based Hawaii Forest & Trail tours.
Morning trips depart daily from our downtown Hilo store, Big Island Trading Co., at 224 Kamehameha Ave. additional pickups at available in Hilo and on Saddle Road. If meeting this tour from Kona or Waikoloa, please contact our office for pickup options. 7 - 8 hours round trip.
I agree to Hawaii Forest & Trail’s 24 hr. cancellation policy for parties of 5 or less, and 48 hr. cancellation/change policy for parties of 6 or more.
To initiate the cancellation process, please refer to the cancellation link that can be found inside the confirmation of booking email you'll receive from MyConcierge
Cancellations within the cancellation period and “no-shows” will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of the tour.
I understand that every person in my party will need to Participant-Agreement prior to joining the tour.
For any cancellations, please contact Hawaii Forest & Trail directly at (808) 331-8505
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