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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Still closed, protestors are blocking the only access road. It is also winter season, I think they are closed during winter, check their website for daily updates.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank luvins2014
Reviewed 22 August 2019

We wanted to drive up to the visitor center but were surprised by protesters who blocked the only access road . Police on site did not know when it will be open again. Extremly difficult to find info about protests and closure. A good alternative...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Lilswiss13
Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

The Mauna Kea access road is closed due to TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) protests. 500-1000 people are "protecting the Mauna" and blocking the access road. At times, there have been Saddle Road closures due to protest activity. Be cautious when driving saddle road in the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
5  Thank 135chelseyr
Reviewed 8 July 2019

We stopped at the visitor center parking (visitor center closed). We hiked up the little viewpoint for a great view. The view was already above the clouds and was a great view. My husband who is a mild asthmatic (uses his inhaler about once a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank brandasa
Reviewed 14 April 2019

We did the drive to the top of Mauna Kea in March on a beautiful day. The road is good all the way up to the visitor centre so can be done in a regular car and that is at 9000 ft so we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank speedsister
Reviewed 4 April 2019

We have gone to this appropriately 14,000 foot summit twice. The most recent time we visited was in March of 2019. Its a fantastic view, but a difficult drive. As a result, We used Hawaii Forest and Trail tour company to get there. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank srk55
Reviewed 24 February 2019 via mobile

Although is not an easy hike the sunrise it’s amazing At 13500 feet everything looks like a lunar lending site After you reach the summit you are out of breath because of altitudine and vista that surrounds you The trail is 12 km long and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Vancouvermarcel
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Definitely this place is a must go. Highly recommend. We drove up to the top and the view is sooooooooooo good there. Sun set is so beatiful

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Velutluna_Dai
Reviewed 12 December 2018

On top of Mauna Kea is a truly humbling experience that encompasses both the majesty found here of our planet and the sheer enormity of our solar system. We did the whole night a little differently and I wouldnt want it any other way. Once...More

Date of experience: August 2018
7  Thank David D
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Whether or not you climb 14ers (I'm not in good enough shape to), it's unlikely that you'll have an opportunity to watch the sunset with 360 degree views from atop an old volcano most other places. Add to that a stargazing portion of the tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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2 July 2019|
Response from 135chelseyr | Reviewed this property |
As of July 14 it is not safe to visit. The area is closed due to protesters. Stear clear.
Pankti M
19 May 2017|
Response from Lauren W |
Hi Pankti, Saddle road is easily accessible, and I assume there is parking at the pickup spot. Please make sure you are physically prepared for altitude, and enjoy your tour!