We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Haleakala National Park, Maui, HI 96768
Phone Number: +1 808-572-4400
Website
Description:

A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's...

A dormant volcano measuring 10,000 feet above sea level, it is Maui's highest point.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$130.00*
and up
Maui Haleakala Day Bike Tour
More Info
$108.00*
and up
Maui: Haleakala - Ioa Valley - Lahaina Tour
More Info
$150.00*
and up
Maui Haleakala Sunrise Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 5,270 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 3795
    Excellent
  • 735
    Very good
  • 132
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Amazing hike and scenery

The crater was a trip highlight for us. Strongly recommended. Definitely drive up and hike down into the crater for as long as your time and fitness level permit. That said, be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
shoalbay233
,
Victoria, Canada
Add Photo Write a Review

5,270 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,732: English reviews
Wethersfield, Connecticut
Level Contributor
71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well we started out at 2:30am to drive to Haleakala Crater to see the breath taking sunrise. It started to rain about 1/2 way up the treacherous mountain drive at 4am. We continued on hoping it would clear but at 6:30am it was still raining and we missed out. It was raining, windy and 45 degrees at the top. So... More 

Helpful?
Thank Amysfunfamilyfive
Victoria, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The crater was a trip highlight for us. Strongly recommended. Definitely drive up and hike down into the crater for as long as your time and fitness level permit. That said, be warned about the sunrise experience. It's in all the guide books with the result that there can be serious crowds at the top. If you don't go extremely... More 

Helpful?
Thank shoalbay233
Bellingham
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sometimes is it hard to decide to forgo the beach/snorkeling/turtles/whales, etc but you do it anyway. The day we made the drive to Haleakala it was cloudy and the view from the beach was poor but hubby said, "Let's go because we will probably drive up and out of the clouds" so I packed a lunch and off we went.... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank JoAnn V
Level Contributor
149 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last stop before we left for home. Amazing views! My husband and I took a bottle of wine and enjoyed the sunset from here. Don't forget your jacket!

Helpful?
1 Thank Pamela F
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rent a car. Get up at 2am. Take your time. Pay the $20 to the National Park Service. They deserve and need the money. Drive up to the crater. Freeze in the dark. Wait for the glow. Feel like you are on another planet. Watch the horizon turn into a gold foil stamped dreamscape. Be awed watching the sunrise with... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Jason A
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We left Kaanapali at 4:30 for 6:47 sunrise (11/29/16)but when we arrived at 6:25 found that the summit of Haleakala was already full and there were another 50-75 cars waiting to go further up to the summit from just below. There was no notice about this when we stopped at the National Park entrance to pay for admission which was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rocky M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an incredible ride up 10,000 ft on a small windy road to get to Halealaka crater. Or, to the "house of the sun" as the locals call it. Often times you go thru the clouds that hover just below and as the sun hits them there are rainbows. Once at the top you look down into the crater and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ligita G
Detroit, Michigan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited Haleakala for the sunrise on Nov. 24, 2016, Thanksgiving morning. I am so happy that a co-worker that had experienced this event suggested that I go. It was amazing to be parallel or above the clouds and to be standing on this volcano to witness the amazing view. Granted it was cold which is to be expected given... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phyl G
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
215 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Even on the rainy and foggy day we drove this route to the top of the crater , the scenery was lovely. It's a long twisty way to the end but worth it if you're patient and go with the flow. I can't imagine struggling with the traffic going up at night in time for the sunrise but by noon... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mikeforney
Coquille, Oregon
Level Contributor
73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to see island geography, history and use up the gas in our rental car. We did not have time to drive to Hana. Found thin air at the park 10,000 foot summit. Bring a coat and wear long pants as it is cold. If a senior, remember to use your "senior National Park card."

Helpful?
1 Thank Genelle H

Travelers who viewed Haleakala Crater also viewed

Haleakala National Park, Maui
 

Been to Haleakala Crater? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Haleakala Crater and other visitors
75 questions
Ask a question
The Villages, Florida
over a year ago

See all questions (75)

Questions? Get answers from Haleakala Crater staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?