Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Kea Access Road, Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
Those who brave the automotive ascent (we suggest you take a 4x4!) up to this 14,000-foot summit will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below as well as a magnificent star-studded night sky above. During times of high visibility, Mauna Kea summit boasts some of the most astonishing naked-eye views of planets and galaxies on earth. If you long to see the sights but don’t want to drive up yourself, take advantage of third party businesses that offer tour packages that not only provide a ride to the top, but a hot meal and warm outerwear to help you combat the freezing mountain temperatures.