Blunts Point Trail
ElevationAscent: 177' 54 m
Descent: -12' -4 m
High: 183' 56 m
Low: 18' 6 m
GradeAvg Grade: 13% (8°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
“A hike up to WWII gun batteries that protected Pago Pago Harbor after the attack of Pearl Harbor in 1941.”— David Hitchcock
The trail is a rocky road that climbs up the hillside to a water tank. You climb away from the road and through rainforest where flowering plants can be seen on the side of the trail and birds singing can be heard all around you. The trail can be slippery during and after a rain storm, so watch your steps. You pass an old building on the right side of the trail before coming to a split where you can see a water tower off to the right. Follow the trail to the right and go around the water tank on its left hand side.
On the back side of the tank, there is a set of stairs that will bring you up to the first gun battery that has been restored. You can climb down into the battery and get on the gun. The ammunition storage area is often flooded, so it is best to avoid. There are some picnic tables where you can enjoy a break and eat some food. There is another gun battery up the hill, but it is not as well maintained.
From here, you can continue on the WWII Heritage trail that goes past the remains of other batteries, but there are no guns there. It is a much steeper, narrower, and more difficult trail. Your other option is to retrace your steps back down to where you parked.
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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Dogs Allowed