HILO - KONA
Big Island of Hawaii Car and Truck Rentals
 
Hilo, Hawaii
456 Kalanianaole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720


Toll Free: 1-800-852-9993
(808) 969-1478
(808) 961-0423 fax

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Sun 6:30 am - 5 pm

Kona, Hawaii

Kohanaiki Business Park, first commercial complex only 4 miles outside of the Airport, towards Kailua-Kona town.

Toll Free: 1-800-852-9993
(808) 969-1478


Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday 7 am -12 noon
Sunday 7 am to 12 noon

Kona's Special Weekend Operating Hours click here

Contact us about our "After Hour Rental Service"
Toll Free 1-800-852-9993 - Island of Hawaii Residents 969-1478

Explore the Mauna Kea Summit with a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle!

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all photos by Brian Kossen, Bigbamboostock.com

Harper Car and Truck Rental is the only vehicle company on the island that allows 4 wheel drive rentals to be driven on Route 200 (the Saddle Road) and up to the top of Mauna Kea.

Elevation: 13,796 feet!

Along the drive you will travel through volcanic lava fields and ancient forests featuring rare plants found nowhere else in the world.

At the summit the air is thinner and the mountain can be topped with snow during the winter so dress appropriately! The summit is home to numerous space observatories and the views are spectacular!

Prepare for your Driving

Adventure Stock up on Provisions!

Once you leave Hilo of Kona town and reach the Saddle Road there are no public accommodations, food, or gasoline service so stock up on snacks, drinks in town and fill up the gas tank.

About 20 minutes from the turnoff from the Saddle Road, stop at the Visitor Information Station of the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy at the 9,000-foot level on the Mauna Kea access road. Read information about the observatory take a restroom break before continuing the remaining 14 miles to the summit.

Mauna Kea Gallery

Take a photographic journey up the mountain as seen from 4WD vehicle from Harpers. click photos to enlarge

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all photos by Brian Kossen, Bigbamboostock.com

Follow these driving directions to the Mauna Kea Summit

Hilo

From Harper Car and Truck Rental
456 Kalanianaole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720

To Mauna Kea Summit
43.2 mi – about 1 hour 22 mins
1. Head southwest on HI-19/Kalanianaole Ave toward Huipu St Continue to follow HI-19 0.5 mi
2. Turn left at Hawaii Belt Rd/HI-11/Kanoelehua Ave
1.9 mi
3. Turn right at HI-2000/E Puainako St Continue to follow HI-2000
1.7 mi
4. Turn left at HI-2000/Puainako St
4.6 mi
5. Slight right at HI-200/Kaumana Dr Continue to follow HI-200 21.8 mi
6. Turn right at John A Burns Way/Mauna Kea Access Rd 2.1 mi
7. Slight left to stay on John A Burns Way/Mauna Kea Access Rd
5.8 mi
8. Slight left at Mauna Kea-Humuula Trail 3.2 mi
9. Turn left at Mauna Kea-Umikoa Trail 0.6 mi
10. Turn left at John A Burns Way/Mauna Kea Access Rd  
 

Kona

From Harper Car and Truck Rental
At Kona International Airport
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

To Mauna Kea Summit
70.8 mi – about 2 hours 11 mins
1. Turn right at Keahole St/Keahole Airport Rd 0.4 mi
2. Turn right at HI-19
0.5 mi
3. Turn left at Kaiminani Dr
3.6 mi
4. Turn left at Hawaii Belt Rd/HI-190
27.0 mi
5. Turn right at HI-200/Saddle Rd 25.7 mi
6. Turn left at John A Burns Way/Mauna Kea Access Rd
2.1 mi
7. Slight left to stay on John A Burns Way/Mauna Kea Access Rd
5.8 mi
8. Slight left at Mauna Kea-Humuula Trail 3.2 mi
9. Turn left at Mauna Kea-Umikoa Trail 0.6 mi
10. Turn left at John A Burns Way/Mauna Kea Access Rd  

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• Free airport pickup & drop off service
• Affordable daily, weekly and monthly rates
• Convenient Hilo & Kona locations
• Long Term Leasing Rates available
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(Neighbor Islands, Continental USA & Canada)

(808) 969-1478

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Hilo, Hawaii

456 Kalanianaole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720


Toll Free: 1-800-852-9993
(808) 969-1478
(808) 961-0423 fax

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Sun 6:30 am - 5 pm

Kona, Hawaii


Kohanaiki Business Park, first commercial complex only 4 miles outside of the Airport, towards Kailua-Kona town.

Toll Free: 1-800-852-9993
(808) 969-1478


Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday 7 am -12 noon
Closed on Sunday

Kona's Special Weekend Operating Hours click here

Contact us about our "After Hour Rental Service"
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Toll Free 1-800-852-9993 - Island of Hawaii Residents 969-1478
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