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Haleakala National Park

Kula, Maui, HI 96790
(808) 572-4400
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Kula
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I arrived at the park in mid afternoon and really wanted to hike to Waimoku falls. It was totally worth it and we would do it again in a heartbeat. My only regret is we arrived in mid-late afternoon so instead of hiking leisurely and really taking our time to soak up all the magnificent nature and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is my second visit to the park. First time was many years ago. What I do remember from back then was that we drove through the clouds. It was the same today, only the clouds were thicker. The view and the colors are amazing.

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NYC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

After researching the pros and cons of visiting Haleakala for the sunrise vs sunset, my husband and I chose sunset and we are so glad we did. First of all, we got to enjoy the day in Maui without waking up at some obscene hour to head over to the volcano. We spent our morning snorkeling and napping before heading... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We hiked 21 kms in the park. A challenge but well worth the experience! Would recommend atleast an average level of fitness!

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Maui
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Haleakala National Park offers many ways to visit it. You can simply drive to the top and walk around and look at the visitor center. It is an other worldly landscape. Usually best to visit in the morning for the best vistas as it tends to cloud over in the afternoon. You will hear many people hype the sunrise but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We drove up the twisty road to the summit and really enjoyed the experience. The park has a couple of visitors' centers with bathroom facilities and gift shops, as well as spectacular look-out points on the way. The Mars-like landscape at the summit with Science City and the Seussian silversword plants nearby really looks like something out of a sci-fi... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This national park is such a treat. It is heavenly, other-wordly, and bizarre all at the same time. On our most recent trip to Hawaii, we made a trip for a sunrise and then returned two days later for a sunset. Despite how incredible the sunrises are described to be (we agree), the sunset was even more incredible to witness... More

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Lethbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

You could easily devote a lot of time to this Park. We basically only went for the drive and were not disappointed. Just seeing the different vegetation and experiencing many types of weather made this a great road adventure. The summit at 10,400 feet was 40 degrees and it was raining which meant the road was not busy with travelers.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's a volcano. How could you not want to see it? It's a long ride up to the top, but it's a beautiful ride and you are on vacation. remember. Hike in at least a little bit to get the right feel. It's cold, though, so take enough clothes and wear shoes to hike. No sandals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Drive to the top and hike through the moon-scape like crater. Then drive around to the Hana side to see the waterfalls in Oheo gulch. We did this in two separate days. both days are a long drive, but well worth it. Start early so you have enough time to hike.

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