Mauna Loa Volcano, Mauna Loa, Hawaii
Mauna Loa Volcano, Mauna Loa, Hawaii| Map |
This shield volcano is one of the five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. It is also the largest volcano in the world. Due to the certainty of another eruption, this volcano is constantly monitored by geologists in order to prevent any disasters. Many are able to get close enough to the volcano to take photos and partake in its views.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The National Park Service warns that only experienced backpackers should attempt to hike the summit.
Address: Mauna Loa Volcano, Mauna Loa, Hawaii| Map
Hours: Park open 24 hours a day year-round, including ALL holidays
Price: For backcountry camping, there is a $10 fee per trip, in addition to the park entrance fee.