Mauna Loa, Hawaii

Prominence: 7079 ft, 2157 m

Elevation: 13,679 feet, 4169 meters

True Isolation: 25.24 mi, 40.63 km
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)19° 28' 32'' N, 155° 36' 19'' W
19.475554, -155.605381 (Dec Deg)
226499 E 2155522 N, Zone 5 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionHawaii

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     Hawaii Peaks with 25 Miles of Isolation (Rank #13)
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     Ultras of Australia and the Pacific (Rank #15)
     Ultras of Australia-Oceania (Rank #25)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 171
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 172)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1994-12-13 by David Olson
     2010-01-30 by Gary Theriault (GPS Track)
     2010-12-06 by Dennis Poulin (GPS Track)
     2013-01-03 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2013-02-08 by Brian Friedrich
     2013-07-27 by Keith Mowinski
     2014-06-04 by Sandy Lara
     2014-12-17 by Ryder Irvine
     2015-02-02 by Marcus Lostracco (GPS Track)
     2015-03-23 by William Musser
     2015-04-11 by Benjamin Thomson
     2015-05-24 by Scott Kruis (GPS Track)
     2016-04-02 by Andrew Kirmse
     2016-04-23 by David Porter
     2016-11-19 by Scott Kruis (GPS Track)
     2017-03-12 by Craig Kartes
     2017-04-24 by Mr. L (GPS Track)
     2017-04-24 by Dean Gaudet (GPS Track)
     2017-07-05 by Andy Habel (GPS Track)
     2017-12-09 by Zack Lewis (GPS Track)
     2018-10-24 by Zak Griffith
     2019-04-27 by Jim Doyle

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A very long hike through tormented lava landscape and several false summits to earn one spectacular view! (2015-03-23). Photo by Karen Musser.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 7079 ft/2157 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 7119 ft/2169 m
  Line Parent: Mauna Kea
  Key Col: Humuula Saddle    6600 ft/2012 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 25.24 mi/40.63 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 19.818793, -155.468237
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mauna Kea  (NNE)
RangesContinent: Australia-Oceania
Range2: Polynesia
Range3: Hawaii
Range4: Hawaii Big Island
Drainage BasinsIslands-Oceania-Pacific
Pacific Ocean
IslandHawaii (Big Island)
OwnershipLand: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Highest Point)
Topo MapMauna Loa O19155d5 1:24,000
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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A picture looking north down the mauna loa caldera. The summit is the high point on the rim to the left. The actual trail to the summit is from the far end of the caldera along the rim to the summit (2015-05-24). Photo by Scott Kruis.
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The summit cairn of Mauna Loa. Looking north one can see the slightly taller summit of Mauna Kea (2015-05-24). Photo by Scott Kruis.
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Mauna Loa trail guide at the Observatory trailhead (2014-05-04). Photo by Scott Kruis.
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