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We made it to the visitor center, not the summit. It rained like crazy the whole drive up saddle road but as we climbed to the top, the rain disappeared. We saw a beautiful sunset... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made it to the visitor center, not the summit. It rained like crazy the whole drive up saddle road but as we climbed to the top, the rain disappeared. We saw a beautiful sunset on the way up. You can not see it at the Visitor Center. We were lucky as the clouds parted and we got to see... More 

Thank PittsburghBambi
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mauna Kea is visitor centre is located on 2800m above sea level, 1 hours driving from Kona city. From there, visitors can learn more before heading to the peak 4200m if wishes to do so. At this level, you can hike slightly higher on the trail but be careful with the strong winds! However, I would not recommend visiting the... More 

Thank mingxiu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never seen the stars as close and wonderful than on Mouna Kea late at night all alone from the regular street. I didn't make it to the top because the weather wad very cloudy the secons time I went. I loved tge stars.

Thank Katrina65123
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim, we decided to drive up to the parking lot and store towards the summit of Mauna Kea after a full day around the island. We were in absolute awe of the amount of stars in the sky. It was truly an amazing free experience!

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Radebeul, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Bring your warm clothes with you, because it's very chilly up there. I drove up to the visitor center, because I haven't had a 4x4. While you up for the sunset, you should join the stargazing. Astronomer built up their telescopes, so take the chance to look through. There are many people at the visitor center for the sunset, but... More 

Thank Ben-Inside
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We booked the Arnott's Lodge tour up. The tours are a bit expensive, but we didn't have a four wheel drive vehicle so it was really the only option to get to the summit. Seeing the sunset up there was a fantastic experience and having a guide to point out some of star constellations in the night sky was nice... More 

Thank Michael K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

80 degrees at sea level, 29 degrees at the top at 14,000 feet, bring your warm jackets and windbreakers. You will be above the Clouds with stunning views. Snow at the top with gorgeous sunset views. Plan to arrive at least an hour before sunset and stop at the visitor center once the sun sets. After dark at the visitor... More 

Thank Susan M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We drove up to the visitor center. It was chilly. Be prepared. I was a little disappointed that we couldn't see the summit from the visitor center. We ended up driving around the north tip of the island and had a spectacular view of the summit. There is a very nice view of Mona Loa from the visitor center. There... More 

Thank MelandGeo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We headed up to the Ranger's station (at about 9,000 feet) to get above (most of) the clouds and watch the sunset. Definitely worth the outing, but make sure you dress for what was a very cold outing - and I mean very cold. The short hike up the hill opposite the ranger's station gave a spectacular overview of the... More 

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Odessa, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We drove to Mauna Kea, took the road to the visitors center. Arriving there we saw that the road further up was closed due to snow and icy road conditions. The visitors center itself is nothing special. So check before you go!

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