The “Jello Mold” is an ancient cinder cone between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa with a stunning view of the Kona Coast. It is known as the Jello Mold due to its resemblance to an upside-down mold. The hike to the summit requires a relatively high level of fitness as the elevation gain is constant. A bike makes the first half of the hike much faster and the way down a lot easier. Check out the video of our adventure hiking The Jello Mold here!
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The Jello Mold – Adventure Statistics
Time Required: 3-4 Hours
Location: 29km northeast of Kona
Distance: 12km round trip
Elevation Gain: 620m
Difficulty: 7/10 – Constant elevation gain
Season: Year Round
Additional Requirements: A bike is nice to have but not required.