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Haleakala Crater

Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
+1 808-572-4400
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Reviewed yesterday

Magnificent. Sunrise, sunset and all the hours in between. I would recommend hand warmers. Even though we dressed warmly it was still cold. I felt bad for some people who were there in flip flops and shorts. Make sure you have a reservation. If you...More

Thank Len37
Reviewed yesterday

We drove up during the day, getting up at 3am to see the sunrise just didn't appeal to us. The road has lots of switchbacks so be ready in case someone gets car sick. You increase elevation in a very short driving distance and you...More

Thank Jay_&_Barb
Reviewed yesterday

This is worth your time; but be prepared. We were warned that it can be cold so we dressed for it. We were amazed by the number of people who came there in beach attire. They quickly left. It can be around 45 degrees so...More

Thank Sandy G
Reviewed yesterday

Hiking through Haleakala Crater was hands-down one of the coolest experiences of my life. We went in July, and spent about 7 hours hiking 12 miles from the summit down through to the other side, and then we hitch-hiked back to the car. It felt...More

Thank Zack R
Reviewed yesterday

You read all of the literature and you prepare for this acitvity and you just don't know what to expect when you get to the top to wait for sunrise. First, yes need to get up early and make the drive up the volcano.We stayed...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Totally worth hiking around for a little bit after doing the sunrise at Haleakala. We highly recommend!!

Thank 832dublin202
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though the park has changed some things such as parking reservations and fees, they crater is still as amazing as it was 10+ years ago. The Sunrise is really breathtaking and I hear the sunset is equally so. There are many views of the...More

Thank magicmomentfamily
Reviewed 2 days ago

So much has already been said about Haleakala that there is little I can add. At 11,000 feet elevation, it provides a commanding view of Maui, as well as the neighboring islands. It's primary attraction is to observe the sunrise over the rim of the...More

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did not have reservations for the sunrise drive (you need reservations now apparently to drive a car to the summit for sunrise). So we did the sunset drive to the summit. Ended up being a lot of fun. Very cool sunset. Easy drive up...More

Thank swiper4
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is worth heading up to. Shifting sands trail takes you through the crater. It is a very long trail and we only did the first couple miles. Different landscape and you can see the clouds in the distance. Thinner air so be prepared and...More

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July 6, 2017|
Response from cfavr59 | Reviewed this property |
Take a short flight from Maui to Oahu via Hawaiian Airlines--pretty reasonable flights and schedule
Jeff F
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Jenny C | Reviewed this property |
You can totally take the Yaris up. It's a paved road! It's really well kept. We took a Nissan Altima up.