2011 Jim Yuen
Hiking on Mauna Kea
Rules, Regulations, Suggestions, and Concerns
- Register at the Visitor Information Station (VIS). Give the
form to a staff member or place in the available drop-box. Include all
information for your own safety. Upon completion of hike, check in at
- Allow one-half quart of water for each hour on the trail
(average: 8 hours round trip) -- be sure to keep hydrated. Wear
broad-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip protection, long sleeves
and long pants, and sturdy but comfortable hiking boots. Carry a
compass to find the road in the event of severe weather. Carry aspirin
(only) for headaches.
- STAY ON THE TRAIL!
- No littering.
- Help out by removing trash you find along the trail.
- Carry plastic bags, etc., for human waste. Portable toilet
facilities are available at the Vistior Center and at two locations on
the summit. All other waste should be carried out with you and properly
- Do not build rock piles or otherwise disturb the landscape.
- Do not handle, disturb, or remove artifacts and/or other
- Take only pictures, leave only footprints.
- Do not enter, disturb, or drink water from Lake Waiau.
- No Camping. No Fires.