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Hilo Trail, Hawaii

   
This wilderness hiking trail has two trailheads, so backpacking it one way is an option if you can arrange for a ride back. This wilderness hiking trail has a total elevation difference of 1,191 feet which is an average number. The time needed for this backcountry trek is roughly 8 hours, but you never know stuff could go wrong and you could get stuck so be prepared for that. With its 9.6 miles of walking distance; it's considered a longer trek. There's not much difference in elevation along Hilo Trail, so you won’t have to worry about different climate zones along your trek. This is a long backpacking trail, so do pack enough food to last the whole trip. This region does get very dry sometimes, so do check for current fire restrictions before you go if you plan to bring a stove or make a camp fire.


Trailhead 1 to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 4.8 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.1 miles
Difficulty : Medium
Casual Hiking Pace: 5 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 3 hours

Trailhead 2 to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 4.8 miles
Total climbing distance = .4 miles
Difficulty : Easy
Casual Hiking Pace: 3 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 1.5 hours
    Trailhead 1 back to Trailhead 1:
Total hiking length = 9.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.5 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5 hours

Trailhead 2 back to Trailhead 2:
Total hiking length = 9.6 miles
Total climbing distance = 3.5 miles
Difficulty : Difficult
Casual Hiking Pace: 8 hours
Fast Hiking Pace: 5 hours

Total elevation difference: 1191 feet
   
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