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Steep but worth it

First, there is a parking area at the bottom of the trail, which is a nice change from the other trails we have been on so far. The first mile or so is a paved road and not very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I echo the 3 preceding reviews; we did this hike in foggy weather (which I gather is a regular occurrence) so we didn't expect any views (& certainly didn't get any). The ascent was certainly adventurous & was worried continuously about the descent...knowing they are often worse. In any event, to make a long story short, shortly after turning around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

First, there is a parking area at the bottom of the trail, which is a nice change from the other trails we have been on so far. The first mile or so is a paved road and not very exciting but offering nice views of the coast. After the road changes to dirt you take a short flat walk through... More 

3 Thank Mike_of_Sparta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We wanted to do some trekking and decided to do the mt. Ka´ala trail (without ambitions to reach the top). After parking the car, we started up the paved road (it felt endless as it was already hot even if it was short of 9 AM, and there is no shade) , On and off we had a nice view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2007

Just some backgrond info: The top of Mount Ka'ala houses an FAA satellite tracking station (it's the golf-ball like structure you can see from afar on ground). The facility is not open to the public and guests are to keep out under penalty of Federal law. And yes, there is a paved road leading up there but again, this road... More 

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