Hosmer Grove Haleakala National Park

Kahului, Hawaii 96732

Hosmer Grove Haleakala National Park

Hosmer Grove Haleakala National Park Professional Review and Guide

"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, juniper and fir from the United States mainland, cedar and sugi pine from Japan, and eucalypti from Australia. The self-guided nature trail is an easy meandering stroll through the alien forest and continues through a native forest. The grove includes a picnic area and campground."

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"Hosmer Grove may be the best place on Maui to see rare native Hawaiian birds with very little effort. In fact, you’re likely to spot some interesting species even before you leave the parking lot. The hike is a cool, sometimes wet, ramble at almost 7,000 feet, through a forest of both introduced and native Hawaiian trees.

The trail begins at a sign at the low end of the campground,
where interpretive panels describe the history of the place
and the fate of many of Hawaii’s native species. The grove is planted with trees from all over the world, including pines, spruces, cedars, and redwoods. It was a misguided attempt by forester Ralph Hosmer, in 1910, to slow the rate of deforestation occurring at an alarming rate in Hawai’i."

"In the misty cloud-forest belt on the upland slopes of Haleakala volcano, a family-friendly nature trail loops around native and exotic flora. Bird-watching is excellent along this gentle path."

"Hosmer Grove may be the best place on Maui to see rare native Hawaiian birds with very little effort. You’re likely to spot some interesting species even before you leave the parking lot. Hosmer Grove has a free, first-come, first-served campground with water and toilets nearby.

The trail begins at a sign at the low end of the campground where there are interpretive panels about the history of the place and the fate of many of Hawaii’s native species. The grove is planted with trees from all over the world, such as pines, spruces, cedars, and redwoods."

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Trail Information

Kahului
Nearby City
Kid-friendly
Accessibility
0.7
Distance
100 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Kilohana - Trails Illustrated Haleakala National Park
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Nov 2018