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Mauna Loa

by daw37 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Hi,

The page on Mauna Loa's Observatory Trail says that most car rental companies prohibit driving on Saddle Road. I know this is now out of date and it has been paved.... but does anyone know the state of the road to the Mauna Loa Observatory? Can I drive a rental car up it? Trying to get a straight answer out of the rental car companies is hard!

If I can't can anyone suggest an alternative way to the top? The other trails are really long - perhaps a tour?

Thanks,

David

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Re: Mauna Loa

by daw37 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:49 pm

Enterprise just came back to say that "paved roads are ok" - can anyone confirm the road is paved all the way to the trailhead?

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Re: Mauna Loa

by Scott » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:22 pm

The national park website says that there is a one lane paved road to the trailhead. I will update the main Mauna Loa page.

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Re: Mauna Loa

by daw37 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:56 am

Thanks Scott - great news :)

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Re: Mauna Loa

by McCannster » Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:45 pm

The load up to the observatory is very nicely paved! No problems bringing rental cars up there.

https://goo.gl/maps/2rpNHve7nqG2


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