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Mount Alava

| Call Or Email For More Information, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799, American Samoa
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Nice Hike

There are not a whole lot of established NPS hikes - this is labeled a more challenging one. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
warrenville111
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Warrenville, IL
Invigorating Walk Above Pago Pago

On an overcast Saturday morning, we set out at first light before the sun pierced the clouds. It... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
BryanReese
,
Danville, California
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Walk a 3 mile trail to the summit for great views of the island and harbor.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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| Call Or Email For More Information, Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799, American Samoa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank BryanReese
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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!

Thank Amora S
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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.

Thank WFSAustin
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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

2  Thank Alexander C
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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

Thank haysinarabia
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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

1  Thank Tori B
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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

2  Thank Southpacificfam
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

There use to be a cable car that takes people to the top but now you have to hike up the mountain on a steep trail. Recommended for hikers and people who are fit as the trail is tough. But once you're at the top,...More

Thank Sarah T
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Conquered Mt. Alava again at 34, last time I hiked was 17yrs ago (senior yr in high school) and 100 lbs lighter. Took my 10 year old daughter along with one of my best friends.

Thank Corady T
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