haleakala national park Trails

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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.

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 :: Makawao, HI

Haleakala, or House of the Sun, is the crater of a dormant Hawaiian volcano (the last eruption in this vicinity was in 1790). It is one of the largest such craters in the world, measuring 7.5 by 2.5 miles, and more than 3,000 feet from the rim of the

Haleakala National Park: From the Sea to the Summit of Maui :: Kahului, HI

This 40-mile drive begins in Kahului at sea level and rises to the rim of Haleakala Crater at 10,023 feet. Highlights include: spectacular views of Maui, the seacoast, outlying islands, and the interior of the crater. Beginning in Kahului (population

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.

The Hana Highway, Oheo Pools, and the South Coast of Maui :: Kahului, HI

This 110-mile coastal drive is one of the most diverse in the Hawaiian Islands. It circles the base of Haleakala, Maui’s huge, dormant volcano, passing lush rain forests, waterfalls, streams, and pools. It then visits the town of Hana and the Kipahul

Maui: Haleakala :: Pukalani, HI

On a clear day, you can see Maui easily from the South Coast of Oahu. The beautiful “Valley Island” is the second largest of the islands in Hawaii and ranks number two in terms of visitors. Haleakala, the massive mountain that is East Maui, is the la

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