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Address: Pago Pago, Tutuila, American Samoa

Walk a 3 mile trail to the summit for great views of the island and harbor.

Walk a 3 mile trail to the summit for great views of the island and harbor.

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A really good hike that nobody does

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... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Alexander C
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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 rainforest was very pretty, the wildflowers were good, and the view at the top was... More 

Thank Alexander C
Hong Kong, China
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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 - there are some real steep sections !!!!

Thank haysinarabia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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, the hike ends at the old tramway station and offers scenic views of Pago Pago... More 

1 Thank Tori B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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. My five year old daughter did it- but she is a pretty tough kid. The... More 

2 Thank Southpacificfam
Carson, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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, the view is worth all the effort to get there.

Thank Sarah T
Pago Pago, American Samoa
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3 reviews
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
Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 review
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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Valleyford, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

My wife and I hiked Mt. Alava on March 8, 2016. We have a goal to visit all 59 US National Parks (this being our 48th) and we have been on many great hikes. This was one of our absolute favorites. It was so unique with jaw-dropping views from the top. You need to bring plenty of water. We hiked... More 

4 Thank Matt_Vernon456
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The trail was well maintained and easy to find. Some places had slippery rocks and mud, so I would recommend hiking shoes. Bring lots of water and snacks. There is a lot of uphill walking and you will need the water. The view from the top is stunning. Make sure you bring your camera. The trail info plaque said the... More 

Thank Anne_reiser

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