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Kohala Waterfalls Adventure - Hawaii Forest & Trail

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure - Hawaii Forest & Trail

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars Adventure - Hawaii Forest & Trail

Big Island

A journey from sea level to 14,000-ft. summit of Mauna Kea to enjoy the Hawaiian night sky.

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Quick Details

Duration: 7–8 hours

Availability: Mondays thru Saturdays; closed Sundays

Time: 1:55–2:10 p.m. thru 10:00 p.m.

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Our journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot summit of Mauna Kea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

Learn about Hawaiian stars navigation, view inspiring sunset at the top of Mauna Kea. Sip hot chocolate during your private star show with a telescope. Picnic dinner (included), and learn about Hawaiian star navigation.


Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a warm picnic dinner at our private location and learn about Hawaiian star navigation
  • Your guide will share historic accounts of early travelers through the mountain lands
  • Delight in the awe-inspiring sunset at the top of Maunakea, the highest point in the Pacific
  • As the sun slips over the horizon we’ll descend to a lower elevation at 9,000 ft
  • Sip hot chocolate during your private starshow with our 11” Celestron telescope
  • Please read restrictions and FAQ carefully before booking this experience


Included: Picnic style dinner, assorted teas, hot chocolate, and dessert. Dinner options include - Beef Stew OR Vegan Chili.

Gear provided: We provide warm wear including, hooded parkas and gloves.


* Wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and a sweatshirt or sweater.

Afternoon trips depart daily from Hawaii Forest & Trail in Kona, Queen’s Marketplace in Waikoloa Beach Resort, and Lava Java located in the Waikoloa Village Shopping Center. 7–8 hours round trip.


  • Weather changes can occur quickly and the access road to the summit can close without warning, therefore we cannot guarantee access to the summit or favorable conditions.
  • Guests should be able to walk on uneven or rocky terrain.
  • The temperature can dip below freezing when at high elevation on the mountain.
  • We sometimes encounter cool, wet or muddy conditions.
  • Please note that the Maunakea Visitor station is currently closed for renovations.
  • Due to the high altitude this tour is not advised for those with respiratory, circulatory or heart conditions, pregnancy or poor health.
  • If you plan to scuba dive, do not plan to go to the summit within 24 hours after you dive due to the altitude.
  • No children under 13.
  • Other tour restrictions may apply.