Photograph by E. Endo
May 12, 2005
Road on Hualalai, looking at Mauna Loa volcano.
The Big Island of Hawaii is made up of five volcanoes, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai,
Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. From the top of Hualalai Volcano, you get a spectacular view of the other volcanoes on the Big Island, (and Haleakala on Maui).
Hualalai is the third youngest and third-most historically active volcano on the Island of Hawai`i. Six different vents erupted lava between the late 1700s and 1801, two of which generated lava flows that poured into the sea on the west coast of the island. The Keahole Airport, located 11 km north of Kailua-Kona, is built on the most recent flow. For information on Hualalai, click here.