Best mountains in Island of Hawai'i

Check out the top mountains in Island of Hawai'i, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Mauna Kea
1. Mauna Kea
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58 local reviews
Mauna Kea
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Sherry & David
Mauna Kea ("White Mountain") is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii, the largest and southernmost of the…
Ann
Tallest mountain in Hawaii. Unmatched visibility for star gazing! The sunrise and sunsets from here will…
Team Kazemaru
The tallest mountain in the world measured from the ocean floor. At least try to drive up the the Onizuka…
1. Mauna Kea
1. Mauna Kea
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58 local reviews
Mauna Kea
Sherry & David
Sherry & David
Mauna Kea ("White Mountain") is a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii, the largest and southernmost of the Hawaiian Islands. The…
Ann
Ann
Tallest mountain in Hawaii. Unmatched visibility for star gazing! The sunrise and sunsets from here will leave you speechless. * There is…
Team Kazemaru
Team Kazemaru
The tallest mountain in the world measured from the ocean floor. At least try to drive up the the Onizuka visitors center. Make sure that…
2. Maunakea Observatories Support Services
2. Maunakea Observatories Support Services
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16 local reviews
177 Makaala St, Hilo
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 808-961-2180
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Jaan & Saima
This is where you go to learn about the Mauna Kea. If the streets allow, you can continue to drive up but be…
Noelle
From the visitor center, perched on this 14,000 ft high mountain, astronomers will give talks about the night…
Terri
I love going up on this sacred mountain, and observing the island from this vantage point. Sunsets and…
2. Maunakea Observatories Support Services
2. Maunakea Observatories Support Services
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16 local reviews
177 Makaala St, Hilo
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 808-961-2180
Jaan & Saima
Jaan & Saima
This is where you go to learn about the Mauna Kea. If the streets allow, you can continue to drive up but be aware, a strong car and 4-wheel…
Noelle
Noelle
From the visitor center, perched on this 14,000 ft high mountain, astronomers will give talks about the night sky, etc. They also have…
Terri
Terri
I love going up on this sacred mountain, and observing the island from this vantage point. Sunsets and sunrises are spectacular.
3. Holualoa
3. Holualoa
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26 local reviews
Holualoa, Holualoa
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Kelly And Francesca
Beautiful art galleries and coffee farm tours in a nearby, cool elevation, mountain town.
Jane
Quaint old Hawaiian town just a 15 minute drive up the mountain.
3. Holualoa
3. Holualoa
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26 local reviews
Holualoa, Holualoa
Kelly And Francesca
Kelly And Francesca
Beautiful art galleries and coffee farm tours in a nearby, cool elevation, mountain town.
Jane
Jane
Quaint old Hawaiian town just a 15 minute drive up the mountain.
4. Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe
4. Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe
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47 local reviews
765897 Kona Belt Rd, Holualoa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 808-322-5072
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Tiffany And Nathan
Beautiful indoor/outdoor restaurant in the cute mountain art town of Holualoa. This place is great! So…
Louis
Located in the tiny plantation era town of Hulualoa just up the mountain behind us. Locally resourced gourmet…
The Mango Farm
Slow food and amazing mountain / jungle ambiance
4. Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe
4. Holuakoa Gardens and Cafe
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47 local reviews
765897 Kona Belt Rd, Holualoa
Closed · Opens 9:00 AM
+1 808-322-5072
Tiffany And Nathan
Tiffany And Nathan
Beautiful indoor/outdoor restaurant in the cute mountain art town of Holualoa. This place is great! So peaceful and cool decor. They have a…
Louis
Louis
Located in the tiny plantation era town of Hulualoa just up the mountain behind us. Locally resourced gourmet menu great for lunch or…
The Mango Farm
The Mango Farm
Slow food and amazing mountain / jungle ambiance
5. Mauna Kea
5. Mauna Kea
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15 local reviews
Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo
Closed · Opens Wednesday 8:00 AM
+1 808-961-2180
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Lorie
Be prepared for an adventure! It is amazing! It is a mountain summit of 9200 feet above sea level with the…
Val
Go late afternoon to enjoy a rocky mountain hike to the lake or enjoy the free stargazing at the visitors…
5. Mauna Kea
5. Mauna Kea
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15 local reviews
Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo
Closed · Opens Wednesday 8:00 AM
+1 808-961-2180
Lorie
Lorie
Be prepared for an adventure! It is amazing! It is a mountain summit of 9200 feet above sea level with the world's largest astronomical…
Val
Val
Go late afternoon to enjoy a rocky mountain hike to the lake or enjoy the free stargazing at the visitors center. You need 4wd to get up to…
6. Waipio Valley
6. Waipio Valley
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75 local reviews
Waipio Valley
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Julie
In the beginning there was Waipiʻo Valley, a place of such sheer beauty that it could only have been conceived…
Shalei
The name is exactly what it is....a valley. The view from the lookout is breathtaking. If you want to go down…
6. Waipio Valley
6. Waipio Valley
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75 local reviews
Waipio Valley
Julie
Julie
In the beginning there was Waipiʻo Valley, a place of such sheer beauty that it could only have been conceived by the most benevolent and…
Shalei
Shalei
The name is exactly what it is....a valley. The view from the lookout is breathtaking. If you want to go down into the valley, you can by…
7. Mauna Kea Observatories
7. Mauna Kea Observatories
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7 local reviews
Mauna Kea Observatories
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Noelani
More than 13,000 feet, this sacred mountain offers some of the most breath taking sunsets and sunrises. Stay…
Amanda
Rated the best place in the world to look at the stars, every year, hands down...up the mountain from Hilo…
7. Mauna Kea Observatories
7. Mauna Kea Observatories
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7 local reviews
Mauna Kea Observatories
Noelani
Noelani
More than 13,000 feet, this sacred mountain offers some of the most breath taking sunsets and sunrises. Stay to watch the stars at night. …
Amanda
Amanda
Rated the best place in the world to look at the stars, every year, hands down...up the mountain from Hilo. Bring a sweater! It gets cold…
8. Hawi
8. Hawi
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Hawi, Hawi
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Jaan & Saima
Sleepy hippie town at the very north of the Kohala mountain foothills. There is a variety of nice restaurants,…
Dr Harley
Nice drive up the mountain for great coffee, shopping, sightseeing.
8. Hawi
8. Hawi
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35 local reviews
Hawi, Hawi
Jaan & Saima
Jaan & Saima
Sleepy hippie town at the very north of the Kohala mountain foothills. There is a variety of nice restaurants, unique gift shops and just an…
Dr Harley
Dr Harley
Nice drive up the mountain for great coffee, shopping, sightseeing.
9. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
9. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
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320 local reviews
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
+1 808-985-6000
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Gwen
There has been a continuous flow of lava on the surface or in lava tubes continuously since 1983; flowing from…
Vikki
A vast scene of pure beauty from the mountains to the sea. This is where you can witness the lava creating new…
9. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
9. Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
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320 local reviews
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
+1 808-985-6000
Gwen
Gwen
There has been a continuous flow of lava on the surface or in lava tubes continuously since 1983; flowing from vents or craters on Kilauea…
Vikki
Vikki
A vast scene of pure beauty from the mountains to the sea. This is where you can witness the lava creating new land. A forever growing…
10. Pololu Valley Lookout
10. Pololu Valley Lookout
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24 local reviews
52-5100 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
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Mickayla
Gorgeous drive and fairly easy hike down to a beautiful black sand beach. Really unique part of the island…
Clyde
The first time one drives from Waimea up the mountain road number 250 you will drive with anticipation through…
10. Pololu Valley Lookout
10. Pololu Valley Lookout
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24 local reviews
52-5100 Akoni Pule Hwy, Kapaau
Mickayla
Mickayla
Gorgeous drive and fairly easy hike down to a beautiful black sand beach. Really unique part of the island. Even if you don't feel like…
Clyde
Clyde
The first time one drives from Waimea up the mountain road number 250 you will drive with anticipation through switchback turns. On a clear…