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Haleakala National Park

Haleakala National Park

Open daily
State Highway 330, Kula, 96790

The Basics

Haleakala National Park is divided into two sections with separate access points, Haleakala Crater and the Kipahulu district. Most visitors head for the main event: Haleakala’s rocky, barren summit and its expansive lunar-like crater stretching some seven miles (11 kilometers) across. Popular guided summit tours include Haleakala sunrise tours, promising stunning views of the sea and sky, and bike tours that zip you down the volcano’s steep slopes. Some tours even couple a Haleakala sunrise with a scenic drive along Maui’s winding Road to Hana. The park’s Kipahulu district is lush, coastal, and more isolated, offering hiking and swimmable waterfall pools.

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Haleakala National Park Hike + Summit
Haleakala National Park Hike + Summit
USD208.21 per adult
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Out of this world!
What a spectacular tour! We are so glad we decided to have a guide instead of doing ourselves. Steven was phenomenal from driving the winding road up to the summit and providing some history and fun stories. There are no pictures that could truly capture the experience and scenery when seeing from your own eyes. The hike was fun and moderate challenging but nothing one can't handle if you don't excert yourself. Steven did not rush us and made sure everyone in the group was okay. Don't hesitate to book this tour, so much fun!
Jose_A, Dec. 2021

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Ryshena_P, Sep. 2021
Haleakala National Park Hike + Summit
We had Steven as our tour guide and he was awesome! We were fortunate to catch the crater portion of the park early in the morning before the clouds rolled in. I love how we had the opportunity to experience 4 different climates all in one park. Steven was also very knowledgable and friendly. The snacks and lunch provided were healthy, delicious, and filling. The van we rode in was also very spacious (10-person passengers); though, we were fortunate that there were only 5 total people (including the tour guide) so there was plenty of room to social distance, spread out, and not feel crammed. The jackets provided also came in handy and were incredibly comfortable, especially since the weather is very unpredictable and can change in an instant at Haleakalā. I would highly recommend this company (Humble Tours) and this tour to anyone who can handle the physical challenge!
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Beautiful Cloud Nine Flying Magic Rainbow Bridge
KathyCosmicAlchemist, Nov. 2021
Haleakala National Park Hike + Summit
Steven is passionate and caring! He is embedded the Spirit of Maui Hawaii! He shared his wisdom about Nature, Plants, Herbs, History, Rocks, Birds. We saw 4-5 Hawaiian Owls (spiritual animal meaning “Lucky”) which were very unusual and magical. We enjoyed hiking with MAGIC Carpet Ride floating hovering on the Cloud. The delicious Lunch vegetarian option was provided. He picked me up and sent me back at my place in Kihei. His driving was so smooth, pleasant and safe up to the mountain and back. I highly recommend to touch the Sacred Site “HOUSE OF SUN” where Heaven touching Earth. Love & Light, KATHY COSMIC ALCHEMIST
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Beautiful views
Gretchen_B, Jul. 2021
Haleakala National Park Hike + Summit
We had a great time. Beautiful views on the hike near the top, walk around the summit & a nature trail hike after lunch.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Park entry is $10 for a 3-day single-person pass or $20 for a vehicle pass that includes entry for everyone in the car. Guided tours usually include park admission.

  • Not all of Hawaii is warm. At Haleakala’s summit, plan for wind, rain, and temperatures between 30°F and 50°F (-1°C and 10°C).

  • Due to the high elevation, you may experience altitude sickness. It’s best to slowly make your way up to allow for time to get acclimated. Return to lower elevation if you experience any telltale signs including nausea, headache, and shortness of breath.

  • Haleakala has nearly 40 (64 kilometers) miles of hiking paths. If planning to hike, stay on designated trails to minimize effects on the area’s flora and fauna, many of which are endangered.

  • The park’s main visitor center—with informational displays and helpful rangers—closes at 3:45pm daily.

  • While park trails are unpaved and unsuitable for wheelchairs, the summit’s visitor centers and Hosmer Grove picnic area are wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

To reach Haleakala National Park, you need to book a tour or arrive by car; there is no public transport into the park itself. Driving time from the resort areas of Kihei and Kaanapali is about two hours to the summit, or three to four hours to Kipahulu. Summit access is via Upcountry Maui, passing through the quaint town of Makawao along Routes 377 and 378.

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When to Get There

Haleakala National Park is open 24 hours a day, year-round. On clear mornings, many visitors take advantage of the peak’s lofty vantage point to watch the colorful sunrise, with tours departing as early as 2am to arrive in time. If you’re crowd adverse, try a sunset tour where, on clear nights, an equally spectacular explosion of color bleeds into top-notch stargazing. Tours meet on the mountain a few hours before sunset.

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Spotting Haleakala’s Rare Silverswords

The volcano’s slopes are home to an extremely rare and Dr. Seuss–like plant: the Haleakala silversword. The bizarre, bushy, and silver-colored plants are found only here and can live for up to 90 years. Silverswords flower only once, sending up a spectacular flowering stalk—and dying shortly thereafter. You’ll find them at the Haleakala summit, the Kalahaku Overlook, and along Sliding Sands Trail, a several-mile round-trip hike.

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