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Haleakala National Park

Kula, Maui, HI 96790
(808) 572-4400
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Kula
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
Traveler Description: Haleakala National Park is at the extreme end of the paved roads the extend beyond Hana on the east end of Maui.  There is a $10 entrance fee per... more »
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Elk Grove CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The sunrise atop Haleakala is spectacular. Don’t disregard the reviews that inform you to dress warm. Its cold up there!!! You will need layers. Take a warm baverage. We decided to book a tour for the sunrise since we didnt want to be up and on a dark road that we were unfamiliar with. We booked our tour through the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here as part of a tour to Hana. We took the short and easy hike back to the sacred pools. The views here are amazing! Also amazing was the switch in weather as we hiked back to the pools. At the Visitor's Center it was muggy and hot. As we approached the pools it was raining and misting.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Make sure to come prepared. It was 55°F when we came. Left the beach without coats. Bring jackets, hiking shoes and water.

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Chicago, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We drove up to the summit and are we glad we did. From there we could easily see the Big Island plus the other islands that we could see from the shore line, of course, but we didn't know how really close Maui is to Hawaii until today. The road winds a lot but if you are used to driving... More

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Tacoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

People start pulling into the parking lot around 4 am for a 5:30 sunrise. You may hate to waste precious suitcase space for a coat and hat, but you will be much more comfortable with cold weather gear and can enjoy the sun rise more if you aren't shivering. 4 am seems early but it is worth it to be... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Seeing Haleakala is like experiencing Mars. We go there on every trip to Maui as we go at different times of the year. It is best to go up to the Park and Volcano as the clouds usually come in by noon. Always bring a hoodie and pants as the weather can get cooler.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Visit 400-foot Waimoku Falls...the hike is about 2 miles up hill so it's a little exerting, but doable. I saw people carrying young children...I would not recommend taking young children, since it's so slippery and a pretty long hike for the little ones. I say 6 and up. The bamboo forest was cool and we although you're not supposed to... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Seeing the sunrise at the top of the summit was unbelievable. A highlight of our trip. However it is an early start (2:30am) and the road it very windy. Take warm clothing and your camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Would've loved to make it to the Crater but what an excuse for our next trip...We took the Road to Hana and decided to go all the way around the island despite reviews telling us not to, but the locals did recommend it. The road past Hana and O'heo Gulch was trying to say the least but for the adventurer,... More

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Massachusett
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We took the Hana highway and continued to here. After that gorgeous trip, what would be left to see? The best part of Maui! We hiked up the Pipiwai Trail, which wasn't hard. The bamboo forest section is incredible - you can hear them rubbing against each other and creaking in the wind. At the end, you are rewarded with... More

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