Volcanoes trail network

 West Hawaii Today reported Sunday on the proposed 350 miles of trails on the mid-elevation slopes of Mauna Loa. Based on a newly released feasibilty study by Kamehameha Schools, the National Park Service, The Nature Conservancy, the Hawaii Tourism Authority, and private landowners, the plan would cost up to $50 million and take at least five years to create.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin in a Friday story reported Rob Shallenberger of The Nature Conservancy as saying that, "The final system would be comparable to the 2,160-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail and, like it, might receive national designation, or it might be administered under the state Na Ala Hele system."

Mauna Loa Trail System Feasibility Study

(available as pdf section downloads from The Nature Conservancy)

Hawaii Natural Heritage Program (MLTS map)


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