Tag Archive: Big Island hiking

The Big Island’s Mauna Loa: A Mellow Drive up the Most Massive Mountain in the World

Measured from its base below the ocean’s surface, Mauna Loa is well over 40,000 feet high, making it easily the world’s second tallest (Mauna Kea, not far away is 400 feet taller). But… Continue reading

Big Island’s Fantastic “Destructive Waters”

Through the middle of Hilo Town runs the Wailuku River—’Destructive Waters’ in Hawaiian—which carries the runoff from the saddle of the world’s two tallest mountains Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (when measured from… Continue reading

Miloli’i: A Big Island fantasy for free

Honomalino Beach, a 20-minute walk from the Kona Coast village of Miloli’i, is the sort of place people dream about when thinking of Hawaii. Spinner dolphins frolick offshore of a black-sand beach. Snorkeling… Continue reading

New hiking trails in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island centers around the Kilauea Caldera, a barren crust of lava that is currently (from its Halemaumau Crater) spewing metric tons of noxious gasses into the… Continue reading

Introducing the 2011 Hawaii Big Island Trailblazer

A guide for families and outdoor adventurers alike, this 2011 second edition Trailblazer takes you to all of the Big Island’s famous attractions, as well as its hidden spots. Nearlly twice the size of the other islands combined, the Big Island presents a challenge to adventure travelers with limited time. Trailblazer comes to the rescue with its trademark organization and clear directions for 153 hikes, 73 snorkeling and swimming spots, 41 surfing spots, 24 bike trails and 25 campgrounds and rustic cabin hideaways.

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