American Samoa, also Amelika Sāmoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa. It consists of five main islands and two coral atolls, part of the Samoan Islands chain.
We loved this hike. The road up to Fagasa Pass is steeper than anything on the trail, so even in the hot, humid weather common in American Samoa, it was on the easy side for somebody used to 10 mile hikes in the Rockies. The rainforest was very pretty, the wildflowers were good, and the view at the top was definitely worthwhile -- 360° views of Tutuila. We were afraid bugs might be an issue, but in December two days since the last big rain I saw two mosquitos the whole time. We also were afraid the trail might be tight or obscured in places but the rainforest growth, but the trail was 100% obvious the entire time and wide enough for two abreast. Also, we saw nobody else on the trail, which was nice solitude, but more people should do this hike!
The park is pristine and breathtaking. However, it definitely needs
The park is pristine and breathtaking. However, it definitely needs government engineering help to build the hiking trail towards the water for people to enjoy the hike at the same time learn about the wild exotic plants and other inhabitants along the way.