Matafao Peak, Tutuila

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Mountain · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Matafao Peak (Samoan: Fa’asi’usi’uga o Matafao) is a mountain of American Samoa, on the island of Tutuila. With an elevation of 653 meters (2,142 ft), it is highest peak on Tutuila Island. The mountain, like Rainmaker Mountain cross the Pago Pago Harbor, is a remnant of the volcanic plug and for the volcanic origins of the island. The mountain can be hiked from the high point of the Pago Pago to Fagasa Road. It is designated a National Natural Landmark above the 492-ft level, known as Matafao Peak National Natural Landmark.

The name of Matafao is said to refer to the fact that by fair-weather, one can see as far as to Mount Fao on Upolu Island from its peak.
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  • This is a moderate hike to the top of the highest peak on Tutuila. Definitely recommended if you want good views of the island. Go on a clear day. Good rainforest along the way. To get there: go to....  more »
  • Don't expect easy hike, or quick. Not good signs but the greatest adventure! Done it twice in 06 and 08. Amazing at top but really hard to get there. It's either awesome or awful depending on your...  more »

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