What guests are saying:
The entire adventure to Maunakea was worth our whole trip. Hank and Nohea were absolutely amazing. Their knowledge and obvious love of this beautiful and sacred place made the day so wonderful. Plan for a long day, wear warm clothing, it's really cold at 14000 foot altitude! Sunset was beyond explanation and star gazing was amazing. Don't do this trip on your own. It's not safe. Hawaii Forest and Trail is the is the only way to go!
Sunrise at 13,975. An amazing experience to travel from sea level to almost 14,000 ft. in such comfort. To feel the energy of this sacred site is truly magical. Beauty abounds. We had time to walk around a bit while waiting for the sun to crest the horizon. The juxtaposition of important scientific work alongside the volcanoes is most impressive. Jeff, our guide, was knowledgeable, pointing out the planets & constellations before sunrise. He gave us cultural info along with a great deal of history. He was friendly and easy to be with. All in all, we would highly recommend this trip.
Mahalo Jeff! Thanks to Jeff for an amazing day exploring the Kohala Waterfalls! We learned about the foliage as well as Hawaiian history and culture as we wove our way through the lush landscape. Swimming under a waterfall and lunch with a priceless view will not soon be forgotten! The Pinzgauer ride was unforgettable too! Mahalo!
Lava Hike Was Once in a Lifetime! The lava hike was one of the highlights of our trip! Melanie was an amazing driver and guide. Her passion for her job and love of volcanoes is unmatched. Although we did not get to see any active surface flow, we did get to see quite the show at the ocean entry where the flow on the shelf was visible! It was a once in a lifetime event! Melanie was sure to bring binoculars and a telescope so we could really admire the ocean entry from afar. Many people at the viewing entry were quite jealous of us! Thanks to Mel and Hawaii Forest & Trail for a truly unforgettable experience!