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Samoan Flying Fox!

As of mid/late November 2018, the Mount Alava trail is only accessible via Fagasa Pass (the Mount... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
Moderte incline, well maintained road/trail from Fagasa Pass, and worth the view

Was able to complete the in/back from Fagasa Pass in 3 hours without much time at the top... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Nash W
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Walk a 3 mile trail to the summit for great views of the island and harbor.
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

As of mid/late November 2018, the Mount Alava trail is only accessible via Fagasa Pass (the Mount Alava Adventure Trail from Vatia is closed)! The trail starts from the top of the pass, but there is no sign indicating National Park land, nor that this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Keith-B-Robinson
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Was able to complete the in/back from Fagasa Pass in 3 hours without much time at the top. Beautiful view, still, and well maintained road/trail. No dogs, which is hard to find/ideal here, too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nash W
Reviewed 30 May 2018

There are not a whole lot of established NPS hikes - this is labeled a more challenging one. We did not do the adventure trail as it was closed (since the Gita storm). I suggest starting early - it is very humid in American Samoa...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank warrenville111
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

On an overcast Saturday morning, we set out at first light before the sun pierced the clouds. It was better than expected. It rained for most of the 3+ hour hike to the Mt Alava summit, 1600+ feet above Pago Pago. From the trailhead, easily...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BryanReese
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Going early in the morning is the key to this hike! Amazing views and the air is cool in the am. Enjoyed our group hike and it was fun with the locals, showing every point from the top!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Amora S
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Hiking to Mt. Alava provides a ridge-based view of both sides of the island and an inimitable descent-- either the way you came through a pleasant forest, or a descent of almost 700 "stairs" that are better described as giand ladder rungs.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WFSAustin
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We loved this hike. The road up to Fagasa Pass is steeper than anything on the trail, so even in the hot, humid weather common in American Samoa, it was on the easy side for somebody used to 10 mile hikes in the Rockies. The...More

Date of experience: December 2016
3  Thank AlexanderC2701
Reviewed 5 January 2017

it is a hot and sweaty climb but it is worth it to see the Pago Pago harbour from the top. Start from any one of the trails for a long, or very long walk and going up and down the ladders is fun -...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank haysinarabia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The trail begins at the pass to Fagasa and extends 3.5 miles up to the summit of Mt. Alava within the National Park. It is a Jeep track which is no less than 6-8 ft wide at any given point. Easily marked and well maintained,...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Tori B
Reviewed 9 November 2016

The views at the top of Mount Alava are worth the hike. I would rate this as an easy hike- but a very long one. It took my family three hours to get to the top and 2 and a half to get back down....More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Southpacificfam
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