At almost 4,205 meters /13,800 feet tall, Mauna Kea is the highest mountain and a breathtaking landmark not to miss. There is a 6 mile hiking trail that is quite popular. Visitor will see some of the most magnificent scenery on your journey. Beginning at the very summit, next to the visitor’s center, you will discover a cluster of leading astronomical observatories. They are known as the Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO). It looks like what the surface of the moon would look like. The Onizuka Centre fro International Astronomy is open daily and feature a wide range of presentations, exhibitions and star gazing opportunities, all for no fee. Mauna Kea is an inactive volcano and is one of five volcanoes that form the island of Hawaii. Mauna Kea is the world’s tallest mountain. Taller than Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain above sea level. You can reach Mauna Kea via the Saddle Road.
Hawaii (Big Island) landmark open: daily
Mauna Kea, Saddle Road, The Big Island, Hawaii (HI), USA, US