The 1-Mile Mountain Trail In Hawaii That Will Lead You To A Beautiful Summit View

There’s no doubt about it: the Hawaiian Islands are easily one of the greatest hiking destinations in the country — and maybe even the world. With miles and miles of trails that ascend mountains, traverse ridgelines, and lead to breathtaking natural beauty, Hawaii is truly a hiker’s paradise. But unlike many of the islands’ most popular hiking trails, however, the views you’ll find along the Highpoint Trail are not typical of what most people expect to find on a Hawaiian hiking trail. There’s are no rainforests, no waterfalls, no coastlines — just desert-like conditions and views that will make you feel like you’re at the top of the world.

Lace up your hiking boots and prepare for an adventure like no other:

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So, tell us, have you ever hiked Hawaii’s Highpoint Trail at the summit of Mauna Kea? Share your experiences and opinions in the comments below.

To discover another hike that will take you to the top of the world, head on over to the island of Maui to discover Mount Haleakala’s Sliding Sands Trail.