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Mount Alava

Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799, American Samoa
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Exciting workout outdoorss!

Going early in the morning is the key to this hike! Amazing views and the air is cool in the am... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amora S
a view of both sides of the island

Hiking to Mt. Alava provides a ridge-based view of both sides of the island and an inimitable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
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Walk a 3 mile trail to the summit for great views of the island and harbor.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Pago Pago, Tutuila 96799, American Samoa
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 1 March 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

1  Thank Alexander C
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Moderate uphill hike with 700+ feet of elevation gain. Leaves you with amazing views of Pago Pago harbor views. Make sure you bring plenty of water a rugged footwear. The trail is muddy and slick for the first half.

Thank William R
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Must see if you visit the Island, Need a rental car. Very nice people. IF you come to the island, you will know what I mean

Thank 804joelw
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