Haleakala National Park Trails

To find trails in Haleakala National Park, Hawaii select a region or trail below.

Pakaoao (White Hill) and Puu Ulaula (Red Hill), Haleakala National Park :: Kahului, HI

Pakaoao (White Hill) is the favorite spot for experiencing the world-renowned Haleakala sunrise. White Hill is adjacent to the visitor center, with a book store and exhibits about the volcano. The awesome views from the 9,778 hilltop extend into and

Sliding Sands Trail to Kaluu o Ka Oo, Haleakala National Park :: Kahului, HI

Kaluu o Ka Oo is a multi-colored cinder cone on the south end of the Haleakala Crater. The cinder cone is below the ridge of Red Hill near the summit of Haleakala. The Sliding Sands Trail, located by the visitor center, descends into the crater on a

Halemauu Trail to Holua Cabin, Haleakala National Park :: Kahului, HI

The Halemauu Trail to Holua Cabin descends the sheer cliffs of Haleakala on the west crater wall. The trail begins at 8,000 feet, where dramatic switchbacks zigzag down to Koolau Gap on the crater floor. Along the way are magnificent views into the

Halemauu Trail to Crater Rim Overlook, Haleakala National Park :: Kahului, HI

The Halemauu Trail descends from the west rim of the Haleakala Crater and crosses the crater floor to the eastern end. This hike follows the first mile of the trail, traversing the upper slope across the alpine scrubland to an overlook at the edge of

Hosmer Grove Haleakala National Park :: Kahului, HI

Hosmer Grove is an exotic botanical grove at 6,800 feet. It is 3,500 feet below the summit of Haleakala. In 1910, Ralph Hosmer, Hawaii ’s first territorial forester, planted this grove with introduced trees from around the world. He planted spruce,

Haleakala National Park: Halemau‘u Trail :: Kahului, HI

See shooting stars from a five-star backcountry observatory.

Haleakala National Park: Ka Lu‘u o ka ‘O‘o Cinder Cone :: Hana, HI

Drop into the muzzle of the world’s largest dormant volcanoes.

Haleakala Grand Loop :: Red Hill, HI

Haleakala National Park’s most challenging backpacking trip combines the popular Sliding Sands and Halemauu trails with a detour to the volcano’s more lush rainy side at Paliku. Make time to explore the colorful cinder desert in between, too.

Seven Sacred Pools Oheo Gulch :: Hana, HI

Oheo Gulch, commonly known as “Seven Sacred Pools,” has a succession of natural staircase waterfalls cascading into a series of descending pools. The pools, numbering far more than seven, are bordered by sculpted lava rock basins and cliffs which lie